September 11, 2008

Film Office Plans Three Workshops


Want to see your town on the silver screen? The West Virginia Film Office can help.

It's hosting a series of community workshops on what to expect when a movie crew comes to town and how to become known among moviemakers as a "film-friendly" venue.

Film office director Pam Haynes says producers of feature films, TV programs, music videos and commercials are always looking for locations, and West Virginia is becoming a popular choice.

The workshops will be held in Wheeling Sept. 18, in Martinsburg Oct. 3 and in Charleston Oct. 6.

Haynes says tax incentives recently approved by the Legislature should help West Virginia compete more effectively with other states.

The workshops will explain how the incentives and the Film Office work.

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