Film in Pennsylvania

Since the Film Office’s Film Tax Credit program’s inception in 2007, hundreds of productions have taken advantage of Pennsylvania’s unique combination of metropolitan, wilderness, small town and rural landscapes, and now the commonwealth is emerging as a top destination for filmmakers

The Lovely Bones. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Love & Other Drugs. The Colbert Report. Blue Valentine. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. These are but a fraction of the productions that have received funding through the PA Film Office and are providing a boost to local economies throughout the state.

A projected $382 million will be spent in PA by film production companies approved for tax credits in FY 2014-15
  • Concussion Movie
  • Tis the Season aka Love the Coopers Movie
  • Creed Movie
  • Southpaw Movie
  • Not Cool Movie
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower Movie
  • Sliver Linings Playbook Movie
  • Concussion


    Year: 2015
    Location: Pittsburgh Region
    Production Companies: Scott Free Productions, Shuman Company, The Village Roadshow Pictures

  • Tis the Season aka Love the Coopers


    Year: 2015
    Location: Pittsburgh Region
    Production Companies: CBS Films, Groundswell Productions, Imagine Entertainment

  • Creed


    Year: 2015
    Location: Philadelphia Region
    Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), New Line Cinema, Warner Bros.

  • Southpaw


    Year: 2015
    Location: Pittsburgh Region
    Production Company: Hope Films Inc. (The Weinstein Co)

  • Not Cool


    Year: 2014
    Location: Pittsburgh Region
    Production Company: Movie S Productions LLC (The Media Farm)

  • Perks of Being a Wallflower


    Year: 2012
    Location: Pittsburgh Region
    Production Company: Wallflower, LLC

  • Silver Linings Playbook


    Year: 2012
    Location: Philadelphia Region
    Production Company: Hope Films Inc. (The Weinstein Co)

Industry Profile

  • ~$2B injected into PA’s economy since 2007
  • 381 film productions approved since '07
  • ~$500M in state tax credits awarded since '07
  • Estimated over 24K PA jobs since '07

Universities

The educational institutions featured below have been rated highly in U.S. News & World Report’s Annual National College and Universities Rankings, and they are just a few of the hundreds of institutions where you can earn a quality education in Pennsylvania and enjoy access to world-renowned resources.

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