What are some of the greatest financial perks of filming in your state?
Fee-free government buildings
Virginia welcomes smaller projects and independent filmmakers
What tax credits are available for productions in your state?
We have a tax credit program and a separate grant program. Incentive packages are tailored to specific projects.
What are some of the locations in your state that filmmakers should know about?
3000 acre historic backlot near Richmond featuring farm, wharf, sailing ship, paddle wheel ship, battlefields, river, farmland. Richmond and Petersburg double for Washington, DC and historic urban areas. Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, Jamestowne, Williamsburg, Fort Monroe.
Are there studios and soundstages that the state hosts that filmmakers should know about?
New Millenium Studios in Petersburg and New Dominion Pictures in Suffolk. Smaller studios throughout the state.