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U.S.A – Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Film & Photography Production Services

Are you a media company, brand, ad agency or production company looking for film / photography production support or shooting crew in Pennsylvania? We have fully vetted, locally based fixers, service producers, directors, DP’s, videographers, cameramen, photographers, sound operators, production drivers, and a range of other film crew. Contact us for referrals, questions, cost estimates and references.

Want to know more about shooting in Pennsylvania? See below for an introduction to Pennsylvania locations, permits, when to shoot, studios, crew and equipment, tax incentives and film friendly hotels.

Pennsylvania Film Locations

Philadelphia is a historic American city known for its impressive Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival architecture. It offers a modern city skyline and some great car park rooftops ideal for car commercials. The Pennsylvania State Capitol Building is famous for its stairs used in Rocky. Philadelphia City Hall is an impressive structure. Barnes Foundation is a beautiful modern building. The defunct Eastern State Penitentiary is open to filming. Philadelphia also has a large, vibrant Chinatown, the Germantown Cricket Club, and several large sport stadiums available for filming.

Pittsburgh is Pennsylvania’s second largest city. A modern city, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of two rivers, offering filmmakers an impressive skyline. See here for detailed notes on Pittsburgh as a film location.

Outside of the cities you can find picturesque Amish country looks including dairy farms, corn and wheat fields, lakes, rivers, green rolling hills, forests in fall colors, covered bridges, quaint villages and winding roads ideal for car commercials.

Other locations of interest in Pennsylvania include Lake Erie, the snow covered Alleghenies Mountains and the Pennsylvania Wilds, American Civil War battle sites such as Gettysburg, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces Fallingwater House and Kentuck Knob, Harrisburg state capitol building, Reading Pagoda, and the Johnstown funicular.

Industrial locations of note include Three Mile Island nuclear facility, coal mines, natural gas production facilities, and a variety of new and shuttered manufacturing plants. Bethlehem Steel plant is an impressive abandoned structure available for filming.

Pennsylvania has hosted many films including Split, Creed, Jack Reacher, Silver Linings Playbook, The Dark Knight Rises, Rocky, Silence of the Lambs, The Sixth Sense, The Deer Hunter, and The Wrestler, to name a few.

Pennsylvania Film Location Permits

The permitting process varies depending upon what part of the state you are shooting in and the type of permit you require. In general, permitting is a quick, easy and inexpensive process. Please contact us for location specific information.

When To Shoot?

Spring starts in March with bright green fields and cities in full bloom. Summer starts in May and is warm and pleasant through to the heat of August. Fall colors start in October. Winter is cold and snowy in parts of the state.

Pennsylvania Film Crew & Equipment

Pennsylvania has a good pool of local crew as well as all of the standard grip, lighting and camera gear for hire.

Contact us if you are looking for a Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Scranton based director, DP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, or any other film crew in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Studios & Post Production

Pennsylvania has several studios to choose from.

Pennsylvania Tax Incentives For Filming

Pennsylvania offers a transferable tax credit of up to 30% on nearly all production expenses incurred in Pennsylvania. A stand-alone post production incentive program is also on offer.

Pennsylvania Film-Friendly Accommodation

Please contact us for recommended film friendly hotels in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and other areas of Pennsylvania.

Final Notes

Down Time. Philly Cheesesteak.

Projects. For an example of TV commercials, stills campaigns, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, feature films, TV series and documentaries shot in Pennsylvania, please see below:

Hire Pennsylvania Production Support & Shooting Crew

If you are looking for a film or photographic production service company, line producer or fixer for your shoot in Pennsylvania, please contact us.

If you are looking for a shooting crew for your shoot in Pennsylvania, such as a director, DoP, photographer, videographer (cameraman / camera operator), camera assistant (focus puller), sound operator, grip, gaffer, stylist, hair and makeup, PA / runner, production driver, please contact us.

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