535 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The office is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. EST.
MY HOME/BUSINESS WAS SCOUTED FOR A FILM PROJECT. WHAT DO I DO?
Did you receive a flyer on your door or have you been contacted regarding using your property as a film location? Click on this link to have your questions answered and learn more. You can contact the Pittsburgh Film Office at 412-261-2744 to verify the identity of any location scouts that contact you.
CAN MY PROPERTY BE USED AS A FILMING LOCATION?
Do you have a home or business you wish to have available for film productions as a movie location? Submit your property to our locations database here! If you have any questions, give us a call at 412-261-2744 or email Katie Fahringer at [email protected].
HOW DO I MAKE MY BUSINESS’S SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY?
Do you have a business or service you wish to provide to film production? The Pittsburgh Film Office maintains a vendor list that covers a whole range of goods and services for the film industry. Click on this link to register. You can also email your information to: [email protected] or give us a call at 412-261-2744.
CAN I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
The Pittsburgh Film Office offers unpaid internships each semester. You must be a full-time college student receiving credit and should be able to give two or three days per week – totaling in 12-15 hours per week to the office. Duties include administrative projects, maintaining databases for location photo files, researching trade publications, and assisting the office to maintain files for the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Deadlines for applying:
* Fall Term: August 15
* Spring Term: December 15
* Summer Term: April 15
Please send a resume and cover letter to:
The Oliver Building
535 Smithfield Street, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
You can also email your resume to Heather Bolton, [email protected]
Please note: The internship relates to the marketing and administrative aspects of the film industry and does not focus on production, i.e. directing, editing, screenwriting. The Pittsburgh Film Office does not arrange for internships on film productions.
HOW DO I GET A JOB AS A CREW MEMBER OR AS A BACKGROUND EXTRA?
For available film crew positions on local films, to register for the regional or statewide crew list, or to see any casting notices for acting roles, visit the “For Crew and Talent” tab on the home page. The Pittsburgh Film Office does not hire cast and crew for projects, but will share and promote opportunities from production and casting companies.
WHAT FILMS ARE SHOOTING IN PITTSBURGH AND WHERE?
The PFO does not publish a list of films currently shooting or upcoming in the area and locations for productions are not made public.
ARE THERE PITTSBURGH FILM OFFICE EVENTS?
The Pittsburgh Film Office hosts an annual Academy Awards fundraiser, “Lights! Glamour! Action!®,” celebrating the national and local film industry achievements. For detailed event information on committees, sponsorship or in-kind support, please visit the “Lights! Glamour! Action!®” section of this website or call the Pittsburgh Film Office at 412-261-2744. You can also email questions about “Lights! Glamour! Action!®” to Heather Bolton at [email protected].
The Pittsburgh Film Office also offers occasional film screenings and other events. Check out the “Screening Room” portion of the website to see the event calendar.
CAN THE PITTSBURGH FILM OFFICE HELP FUND MY PROJECT OR PUBLISH MY SCRIPT?
The Pittsburgh Film Office (PFO) is an economic development office charged with marketing Southwestern PA to the Film and Television Industry. The PFO is the single point of contact assisting film and television productions with the process of working in the region.
The Pittsburgh Film Office assists projects that are green-lit, fully funded, and ready to proceed to the production phase that are seeking out crew, vendors, locations, and all information pertaining to filming in the region.
The Pittsburgh Film Office regularly receives inquiries from projects that are in the development phase; requiring funding or contact information for decision makers in the industry.
Unfortunately, these queries are outside of the Pittsburgh Film Office’s mission and scope of operations.
The Pittsburgh Film Office does not assist with:
- Soliciting buyers for a script or completed project
- Securing funds from grants or investors for a film production
- Pitching a script or completed project to a studio, network, or streaming service
The PFO has found that the following resources that may be helpful for all inquiries related to marketing and developing film projects:
- “Netflix does not accept unsolicited film submissions. All submissions must come to Netflix through a licensed literary agent, or from a producer, attorney, manager, or entertainment executive who already has a relationship with Netflix.” https://help.netflix.com/en/node/100386
- Publish your film on Amazon with Amazon Prime Direct: https://videodirect.amazon.com/home/landing
- Register your script or screenplay with the WGA: https://www.wgaeast.org/mo/script_registration/materials/new
- Guide to Marketing Short Films: https://nofilmschool.com/2016/09/short-film-festival-marketing-agent
To see what traffic restrictions are currently in effect for local film productions, click on this link.