For Filmmakers

Welcome to Northwestern Pennsylvania

No matter the size of your production, GEFO is here to assist. An organized local infrastructure for filmmakers, producers, cast, and crewmembers is strong, and community resources are informed and accommodating.

Unique Geography

Unique geography and locations make our Great Lake region unlike any other in our state.

Tax Incentives

Generous PA state tax incentives are applicable to qualifying productions in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Keep Costs Down and Hire Local

Competitive rental rates, trained film crew students and professionals, and an overall low cost of living necessities and lodging are ideal for low and micro-budget productions.

Looking for something specific?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call us at 814.580.6608.

A producer’s best resource

As the stewards of film in Erie, GEFO staff is available to assist producers with the entirety of production from start to finish. We assist scouting and liaising with local government, individuals, and businesses, facilitate contacts with Erie’s crew and equipment assets, assist with the PA tax incentive application process, all to ensure a project's success.

Let us do the legwork for you.

Fill out our Production Interest Form to let us know the details and how we can help.