Location Scout Resource: Pennsylvania

Government Agency:
Pennsylvania Film Office

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On January 12, 2013
Last modified:March 17, 2017


Pennsylvania State Film Office is a knowledgeable and helpful resource for location scouts.

Location Scout Resources for the State of Pennsylvania

including film office links as well as other information and news of likely interest to location scouts and other production personnel.

Film in PA

Location Scout Resource: Pennsylvania Film Office

About the Pennsylvania Film Office

…The Pennsylvania Film Office, as a part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, is ready to meet your film’s every need. From securing permits to helping your scout find the perfect location, the Pennsylvania Film Office will be there — on the phone, face-to-face, behind the scenes — whenever you need us to get the job done. We’re committed to coordinating efforts statewide to make every project filmed in Pennsylvania a success.

I have called on the Pennsylvania Film Office many times for assistance finding locations for photo and video productions and have always been impressed and grateful for FilminPA’s knowledgeable, eager efforts to help – not to mention, Pennsylvania has GREAT locations!

Greater Philadelphia Film Office

Location Scout Resource: Greater Philadelphia Film Office

About Greater Philadelphia Film Office

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a “film commission” representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices. In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania non profit corporation, in July, 2000. Committed to the growth of the regional film production industry, the office has been responsible for over $3.5 billion in economic stimulus to the region since 1992.

Philly Creative Guide

Philly Creative Guide

About the Philly Creative Guide

Welcome to the region’s most complete directory of creative professionals, firms and resources. Our mission is simple: To help grow one of America’s most vibrant creative communities.

PhillyCreativeGuide.com got its start back in 2006 when a group of like-minded Philly creative types decided to build an online database to help us connect with one another, and to help potential customers find us.

City Paper – Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA, USA Location Scouts

City Paper | Naked City | On Location | Meet the folks who find Philly spots for Hollywood shoots. | September 12-18, 2002 | by Mary F. Patel


“What do J-Lo, Ben Affleck and Michael Bolton have in common? No, the answer has nothing to do with hairstyles or ego sizes. All of these celebs have worked, or are currently working, on films (or videos) in Philly. Our town’s reputation as a good and inexpensive place to make movies has only been enhanced by the recent hype from the Kevin Smith film Jersey Girl, now shooting with Lopez, Affleck and other stars in various locations in the city. But after Smith, who hails from New Jersey, opted to shoot in Philly, it was time for our local location scouts to enter the scene to help film crews make the most of what the city has to offer.”

PBS – Philadelphia – Director’s Diary

PBS – Philadelphia Diary: Director’s Diary

Principal shooting for this film took place June 14th, 1999 through July 12th, 1999. During that time, Director Glen Holsten and his associates kept a journal detailing the filming. Pick a date to read that day’s entry.

Possibly film locations in the Philadelphia PA area

Pittsburgh Film Office

Location Scout Resource: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Film Office

About Pittsburgh Film Office

The Pittsburgh Film Office markets the greater southwestern Pennsylvania region as a great location for movie, television and commercial productions. Since its inception in 1990, the PFO has assisted more than 105 feature films and television productions to southwestern Pennsylvania to generate an economic impact of more than $600 million for the region.

Possibly film locations in the Pittsburgh, PA area

Bolster Photography Pittsburgh, PA Links

Location Scout Resource: Pittsburgh – Bolster Photography Links

Pittsburgh photographers resource | Bolster Photography: Pittsburgh photographer’s resource and location production guide by Mark Bolster

As a location photographer who is a well traveled road warrior, I know what it is like to travel to a strange city and know the stress that goes with making a successful photo shoot in an unfamiliar place. A really successful location shoot not only means bringing back great photos, but it can also be taking home memories of a new place, thoughts of a great meal, or maybe a great conversation with a colorful local.

Mark Bolster is a long-time Pittsburgh location commercial photographer; his archive of local location / production resources is valuable to any location scout, producer or photographer headed to the Pittsburgh area.


Location Scout Spotlight – Chambersburg PA

Chambersburg residents share views with CNN (The Sentinel)

A crew from cable network CNN visited Chambersburg on Thursday, asking residents for their views on the economy and the presidential race.

CNN producer Joshua Rubin said Chambersburg was selected as an interview site after reviewing maps and researching towns on the Internet. Chambersburg’s picturesque fountain on its square was a factor in the town’s selection, Rubin said, as was a location scout’s favorable opinion of Chambersburg’s downtown.

Possibly film locations in the Chambersburg, PA area

Meadville Tribune

Film is a new adventure for park manager Deshner

By Kevin M. Hart | 05/03/08

George Deshner is used to working behind to scenes on shows at the Crawford County Fair (PA), but this weekend’s filming of scenes for “The Road” at Conneaut Lake Park has been a new adventure.

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Pennsylvania – Wikipedia

Pennsylvania – Wikipedia

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a US state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and the Great Lakes region. The state borders Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada to the northwest, New York to the north and New Jersey to the east.
Pennsylvania is the 33rd most extensive, the 6th most populous, and the 9th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state’s four most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie. The state capital is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 63 miles (101 km) of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary.


Pennsylvania at Amazon

Pittsburgh, PA at Amazon