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WV Film Office

The West Virginia Film Office is a section under the WV Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, and is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (www.afci.org). The AFCI is a non-profit, educational association and is the official professional organization for film commissions around the world that provide support services to the film industry.


The West Virginia Film Office supports commerce by recruiting motion picture, television and related media productions to select West Virginia as a place to conduct business.


  • Administer the WV Film Industry Investment Act, an economic development tool designed to recruit film industry business prospects to conduct business in WV
  • Connect business prospects to West Virginia’s workforce and business service providers
  • Act as a liaison among business prospects and governmental agencies, communities and property owners
  • Scout and photograph locations based on business prospect needs; secure site access; assist with permits
  • Assist business prospects with mapping, augmented research and logistical and technical support; coordinate itineraries
  • Provide media and additional support to business prospects as needed

Crew & Vendor Directory (powered by Reel-ScoutTM)

An essential resource for anyone filming in West Virginia, the Crew & Vendor Directory connects business prospects with West Virginia’s work force and businesses. Execute searches by name, keyword, region, and more. 

Reel Blast News & Bulletin Board

Subscribe to the Film Office E-newsletter and visit the Bulletin Board to keep up with film industry news from around the state and beyond. If you have news to share, please use the forms provided on the Bulletin Board

Locations Library 

The digital locations library contains hundreds of locations that can be searched and viewed over the Internet. Powered by Reel-Scout™, this essential and always expanding resource allows anyone to quickly search for the perfect location for filming in West Virginia.

  • Note for Property Owners: Contact the Film Office if you are interested in making your property available for filming opportunities.

Business of Film Workshops

The Film Office sponsors half-day workshops on topics related to the film industry, including a review of criteria producers use to evaluate selection of locations, what communities can do to recruit production to the state, how communities can be prepared when their region is chosen for filming, a brief tutorial on locations scouting, and much more. The workshops are free and open to the public. If you have a group of people interested in hosting a workshop, please contact the Film Office.

Cinematic Footprints

The Mountain State’s Cinematic Footprints brochure captures the entertainment industry’s fondness for West Virginia’s rich stories and scenic locations. It also highlights films that were made in the state, films with West Virginia story elements, famous state connections, historic theaters, movie trivia, film festivals and more. For a complimentary copy, call the West Virginia Division of Tourism at 800-CALL-WVA or send an email to wvfilm@wv.gov.

Annual Reports

"Tax Credit Review and Accountability Report, Tax Years 2011-2012, for the WV Film Industry Investment Act" filed January 9, 2015

"Annual Report of Recommendations to Expand Film Industry" filed December 22, 2014

"Tax Credit Review and Accountability Report, Tax Years 2009-2010, for the WV Film Industry Investment Act" filed February 21, 2013

"Annual Report of Recommendations to Expand Film Industry" filed January 24, 2011

"Tax Credit and Accountability Report, Tax Years 2008-2009, for the WV Film Industry Investment Act" filed January 19, 2010

"Statutory Annual Report of Recommendations to Expand Film Industry" filed December 7, 2009

WV Film Office


Incentives application 

Search Locations Library 
West Virginia Film Office Cinematic Footprints brochure

Production Services Directory