(GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices. In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, in July, 2000.
Thier goals are threefold. First, we serve to grow the local film and video industry in every way possible, recognizing its huge economic impact in job creation and its unparalleled public relations effects for the region. Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers, a key program of GPFO, provides free educational and career enrichment programs to young people and emerging professionals, making GPFO unique among our peers. Second, we serve to attract film and video production to the region, including everything from feature films to TV commercials to music videos and industrial films. Finally, we provide all productions free assistance with parking, permits, labor, and locations, and generally act as the liaison between the production and the local community, cutting red tape as we go. A non-profit economic development agency committed to the growth of the regional film and video production industry, GPFO has been responsible for boosting civic pride and impacting the local economy with more than $4B since 1992.
Some notable Philly films include Silver Linings Playbook, Rocky, Philadelphia, The Sixth Sense, Up Close & Personal, Law Abiding Citizen, The Italian Job, Limitless, Marley & Me, National Treasure, and our most recent blockbuster, Creed. Also See.. List of Movies Based in Philadelphia