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  1. "The World Wars," History's Latest Miniseries Filmed in West Virginia Premieres Memorial Day

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2014 CONTACT: Pam Haynes, Director, WV Film Office, 304-957-9382, pamela.j.haynes@wv.gov ...

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  2. In Remembrance of Ray Schmitt

    Ray Schmitt, 71, of Mathias (Pendleton County, WV) and originally from Baldwin, New York, was an independent filmmaker and...

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  3. State Film Office offers new functionality to locations database

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Film Office is always looking for the next great location for a film or television shoot....

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  4. John Russo to remake "Midnight", filming in WV

    PITTSBURGH, PA. - Horror Legend, John Russo, long time filmmaker and Co-Creator of the iconic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, is...

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  5. Production Underway on "Little Accidents" Starring Elizabeth Banks and Chloe Sevigny

    Production is underway in West Virginia on the independent drama LITTLE ACCIDENTS, the first feature film from writer/director...

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  6. Parents Needed for TV Docu-Series

    Do you spoil your kids? Can you afford any lavish treat your child desires? An award-winning production company in conjunction...

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  7. Ten Tips for Successfully Pitching Your Film

    From industry veteran, Stephanie Palmer, author of “Good in a Room: How To Sell Yourself And Your Ideas And Win Over Any...

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  8. CNN Original Series 'Inside Man', hosted by Morgan Spurlock, premieres Sunday June 23

    Eight-episode Weekend Series Premieres with Inside Look Into The Medical Marijuana Industry The CNN Original series Inside...

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  9. "American Detours" Episode Features West Virginia

    With summer’s arrival comes one of our favorite pastimes—and we’re not talking about burning burgers on the grill; we’re talking...

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  10. "Another You" Wraps Production in Charleston

    Pennsport Media announced that their drama with a twist ANOTHER YOU, starring Ksenia Solo (Black Swan) and Diego Boneta (Rock of...

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  11. West Virginia Independent Film Announces FestivALL World Premiere

    Scrappy Cat Productions announces the world premiere of their film Angel’s Perch on Sunday, June 23rd at the WVSU Capitol Center...

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  12. W.Va. Film "Miracle Boy" Takes Top Prize at Indie Grits

    COLUMBIA, SC - "Miracle Boy" took the top prize at this year's Indie Grits film festival in Columbia, SC. The film was shot...

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  13. Independent Filmmaker Labs Accepting Applications

    IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most:  through the completion,...

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  14. Remembering Robert Gates

    Robert Gates, 69, of Charleston, an independent filmmaker and photographer, helped pave the way for so many filmmakers that he...

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  15. Try casting services from BACKSTAGE free for the next 30 days

    Backstage has been helping casting directors, producers, directors, agents, managers, choreographers, photographers, theaters,...

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  16. Turn script ideas into finished screenplays--for free!

    Get Adobe® Story, the best-kept secret in the Adobe Creative Cloud ... Free. Adobe® Story — a hosted service that's part of...

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  17. WV video company involved in new TV series

    Blackwater Video, a Morgantown WV-based production company, was hired this past summer to provide workforce and equipment for...

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  18. Haunted Homes or Businesses Wanted for National TV Show

    Here's a great opportunity for HAUNTED HOMES OR BUSINESSES to be featured on a popular TV show on Syfy Channel - if selected...

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  19. Morgantown filmmaker nominated for Emmy

    Morgantown filmmaker Chip Hitchcock’s latest documentary, "The Last Mission:  Establishing the Rule of Law in Iraq," has been...

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  20. Hatfields & McCoys nominated for 16 Emmy awards

    The "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries that set ratings records was among the nominees for the 64th annual primetime Emmys,...

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  21. Spurlock's latest documentary on DVD July 10

    Wrekin Hill Entertainment will release Comic-Con Episode IV — A Fan’s Hope, its high-profile documentary about San Diego Comic...

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  22. WV Company Nominated for Emmy

    The Walkabout Company of Wheeling, WV, received an Emmy nomination this week in the production category for the feature...

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  23. Selby Appears in "Dark Shadows" Movie

    West Virginia native and actor David Selby makes a cameo appearance in the film version of the TV series "Dark Shadows,"...

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  24. 'Super 8' Leads Sound Editors Feature Field With Three Nominations

    Super 8 earned nominations in three feature film categories for the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 59th Annual Golden Reel Awards...

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  25. West Virginia Filmmakers Festival Announces Winners

    The West Virginia Filmmakers Festival has announced its 2011 winners from the recently concluded 11th Annual festival that took...

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