“The Eastern Panhandle is really booming, as far as the film industry goes,” said Jamie Cope, the location services coordinators for WVFO. “Whenever production comes into town, they’re basically looking for three things. They’re looking at the locations, they’re looking at the workforce and they’re looking at the incentives.”
“It’s not really the glamour of
Officials with the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Convention & Visitors Bureau said restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, even laundry services are economically boosted when production companies come to town.
“One of the hoteliers told us that his revenue from the laundry service at the hotel increased by $1,000,” said Laura Gassler, executive director of the visitors bureau. “So, there are things you don’t even think of.”
Officials with WVFO are projecting that studios will spend $15 million making movies in their state through their tax credit program.
“The crews use the local people, the local venues; they pay rent for the buildings they use. They buy all their lumber, all their supplies locally. They like to source as much as they can in
If you think you’ve got what it takes to walk and talk on a Hollywood set, casting directors are looking for all types of people for an upcoming TV series that’s set to be filmed in the Eastern Panhandle.
The following information is provided courtesy of Jäderlund Casting Director:
Project Name: “UWP”
Film Dates: August 3 -20 2015
Casting Team: Henry Jäderlund, David Brantley
SEEKING: Males (Open Ethnicity) 5-75; Female (Open Ethnicity) 5-75
Supporting Role/ Day Player Breakdowns will be forthcoming.
All Positions are PAID.
About the Project: Before the West was won, it was bloodied by gangs, infighting and a turf war on a scale never seen again in the
Officials with the visitors bureau say open casting auditions will also be held Saturday, July 25 at the Quality Inn in Harper’s Ferry.