The Wilkes-Barre Metro Film Office (officially recognized Film Office by PA Department of Community and Economic Development) is dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the film industry in Wilkes-Barre and the greater Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By collaborating with statewide film offices, major producers, and studios from Hollywood to New York City, as well as supporting independent filmmakers, we aim to create job opportunities and stimulate economic growth within our community.

Our rich cinematic heritage, exemplified by notable figures such as Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jack Palance, and Lyman H. Howe, inspires our commitment to maintaining Wilkes-Barre’s legacy as a hub for film production and innovation. Wilkes-Barre Metro Film Office is focused on continuing to build on the regions storied history in the movie industry, positioning Wilkes-Barre as a vibrant and dynamic center for film production.

Promote Economic Growth

  • Attract film productions to Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas to boost local businesses and create job opportunities.
  • Provide incentives and support to both major studios and independent filmmakers to encourage them to choose Wilkes-Barre as their filming location.
  • Promote educational programs and workshops that inspire and educate future generations about the art and business of filmmaking.

Preserve and Honor History

  • Celebrate and promote the contributions of Wilkes-Barre natives like Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Jack Palance, and Lyman H. Howe to the film industry.
  • Organize events, screenings, and festivals that highlight the rich history of film production in Wilkes-Barre
  • Involve the local community in film-related activities and initiatives to foster a deeper appreciation for the film industry.

Facilitate Industry Collaboration

  • Work closely with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other statewide film offices to streamline processes and provide comprehensive support to film projects.
  • Build strong relationships with industry professionals, including producers, directors, writers, and actors, to promote Wilkes-Barre as a premier filming destination.
  • Build Relationships with Stakeholders
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