FilmUSA Contact: Christine Marino
West Virginia Film Office
90 MacCorkle Avenue, SW
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 866 698-3456
Fax: 304 558-1662
Full Staff List
Incentives & Rebates
Film Office Incentives Website
What are the different "types" of incentives?
Point-of-Sale Tax Waivers: Yes, Exemption
Hotel Tax Refund: Yes, exemption begins after 30th continuous night
Any rebate considerations for out-of-state crew and/or cast? Yes
Are 'Pass-Through' purchases and/or rentals allowed? Yes
Fees for Local Services?
Police and Fire: Yes, fees based on cost recovery and needs.
Filming Permits: Yes, on most government-owned properties
State Owned or Managed Property: Yes, mostly cost recovery or fees based on needs.
Local Crew Directory
Number of full local Union crews: Less than 1
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 2
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: Pittsburgh, Baltimore/D.C., Charlotte, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
West Virginia may be best known for its hospitality, beauty, and mountains, but there are dozens of quaint and historic towns, large and small university towns, small to medium metro areas, coal mining towns, railroad towns, and unique architectural structures just waiting to have their theatrical debut. And West Virginia is more accessible than most people think. The Northern Panhandle region (where Paramount shot "Super 8") is within a 20-minute drive of Pittsburgh International Airport. Portions of the Eastern Panhandle (considered a "bedroom community" of Metro D.C.) are within a 35-70 minute drive of Washington-Dulles International Airport and Baltimore's BMI Airport. The seven in-state commercial airports combine to provide non-stop service to numerous major airports, such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, New York City (LaGuardia), Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC (Dulles and Reagan), among others.
Right to Work Status
Is this a "Right-to-Work" state? No
What does "Right-to-Work" mean?
Wikipedia: State page
Child Labor Laws
Although not a requirement of law, employers may require proof of age for persons 16-17 years of age (work hours unrestricted; may not drive motor vehicles as principal part of employment or for delivery purposes; work limited to age appropriate non-hazardous occupations). Work Permits are required for persons 14-15 years of age (various restrictions associated with work hours; restricted to non-hazardous occupations). For persons 13 years of age or younger, no permits are required for actors or performers in motion pictures, theatrical, radio, or television productions. For details, contact the West Virginia Division of Labor, Wage and Hour section at 304-558-7890.
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Major Airports: TBD
Additional Sources: ReelScout
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