FilmUSA Contact: Jennifer Haire
Virginia Film Office
901 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 800 854-6233
Fax: 804 545-5531
Full Staff List
Incentives & Rebates
Film Office Incentives Website
What are the different "types" of incentives?
Point-of-Sale Tax Waivers: Yes, Waiver
Hotel Tax Refund: Yes, after 30 nights of continuous stay
Any rebate considerations for out-of-state crew and/or cast? No
Are 'Pass-Through' purchases and/or rentals allowed? No
Fees for Local Services?
Police and Fire: Yes
Filming Permits: Yes, depends on city or municipality
State Owned or Managed Property: Yes, depends on area
Local Crew Directory
Number of full local Union crews: 7+
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 4+
Equipment and Services
Local Vendor Guide
Are there In-state Equipment vendor options for...
Grip and Electric? Yes
Camera and Sound? Yes
Transportation Equipment? Yes
Prop and Set Dressing rental? Yes
Wardrobe Rental? Yes
Sound Stage facilities? Yes
Post Production facilities? Yes
Film / Sound Lab? No
List of Film Labs in the United States
Find local green vendors in this state
Closest out-of-state vendors and crew: North Carolina
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
Virginia is an exceptional place for all kinds of filmmaking. Locations include ocean settings with small fishing villages and large seaside towns. Rural Virginia is comprised of farmland, horse country, and small picturesque villages. The western part of the state features incredible scenic vistas in the incomparable Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains and Alleghany Mountains. There are four centuries of historic locations representing the colonial, revolutionary war, pioneer, and civil war eras and exceptional 20th century and 21st century architecture. Visit the Film Office website,http://www.film.virginia.org where more than 5000 location files, searchable by category and sub-category, are available for your use.
Don't have time to look through all those locations? Just contact Film Office staff who will prepare a customized package of possible locations for you and will send it to you electronically or through the mail.
The Virginia Film Office has an experienced staff of professionals who will provide everything you need for a successful scout and production.
Right to Work Status
Is this a "Right-to-Work" state? Yes
What does "Right-to-Work" mean?
Wikipedia: State page
Child Labor Laws
To work in a film, children under the age of 16 are required, by Virginia law, to have a Theatrical Work permit. Application for this permit must be made to the Commissioner of Labor and Industry at least 5 days prior to the date of the performance.
For questions about child labor laws, or to obtain a copy of the theatrical work permit, contact:
Ellen Marie Hess, Virginia Department of Labor (804)786-3224
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: Kentucky, Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Specific Climate and Weather Information for this state
Major Airports: TBD
Film Office Links: Gallery | Locations Library
Additional Sources: ReelScout
Selected Previous Productions
Features: Evan Almighty, The New World, Mission Impossible III, Flags of Our Fathers, Beast in the Heart (Donâ€™t Tell), Swedish Auto, War of the Worlds
Television: Commander in Chief, FBI Files, Buried Secrets, The West Wing, , Diagnosis Unknown, Psychic Investigators, Indycar Racer, Court TV, College Hill
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