Letter From Chair and Executive Director
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Four Seasons Hotel
PAFIA would like to thank everyone that came to the reception in Philadelphia at the Four Seasons and supported the individuals whose work contributed to Pennsylvania's new child labor law!
PAFIA would also like to thank: The Four Seasons Hotel for donating their beautiful facilities and providing our members with complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and dessert, Heery Casting for donating the programs for the reception, SAG-AFTRA for becoming a sponsor, Mimi Hudacheck, David Krakow, Shelley Figures, Sara Goulet, David Raynor, Robin Ross, David Haddad, Scott Robinette, Rep. Thomas Murt, Paul Petersen, Diane Heery and John Wooten!
Click here to read the event recap and to see photos of the reception!
Pinewood Shepperton PLC and River’s Rock LLC Announce Pinewood Atlanta
Pinewood Shepperton plc and River’s Rock LLC together announce a joint venture to be named Pinewood Atlanta, a full service film and entertainment studio complex comprised of five sound stages on 288 acres in Fayetteville, Georgia USA, just south of Atlanta. The project is fully funded and will become a world- class studio for the production of film, television, music and video games.
The direct economic benefits of film production in the State of Georgia came to nearly $3.1 billion in 2012 and positively impacted thousands of businesses, from hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and rental car companies to hard- ware stores, lumber yards, garden nurseries, heavy equipment rentals and office supply companies. Please click here to read the full press release.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette Article About Independent Filmmaking PaFIA Event!
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette wrote a very complimentary article about PaFIA's independent filmmaking event March 15th at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel! The event featured independent filmmakers Brian Hartman, Paula Gregg, Gavin Rapp, Ron Hankison, Randy Kovitz, John Mowod and Frank Johnson. Click here to read the article.
According to a study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., for every dollar the state invests in film tax credits, it receives a rate of return of at least $1.13. Click here to read the article in it's entirety.
Governor Cuomo Announces New Post-Production Tax Credit Attracting Record Number of Applicants
Applications to New York State for post-production work has doubled in the past
year due to legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo in 2012. This legislation
strengthened incentives to attract post-production in the state and is estimated
that this work will generate $23 million in spending in New York. Please click here to read the full release.
Jennifer Lawrence won the female actor in a leading role honor at the 19th annual
Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. Click here
to read an article about her acting honor from the Los Angeles Times.
Governor Martin O'Malley's budget for 2014 includes raising the tax credit used
to attract film and television productions to Maryland to $25 million, up from $7.5
million in fiscal 2013. Please click here to read the entire article.
Please click here to read an article from Variety about filming in PA. "Incentives
inspire growth of studios and crew: Scout & About: Pennsylvania 2013"