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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Film Office announces Feb. 1 deadline to get listed in next edition of Production Services Directory

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Film Office, a section of the WV Department of Commerce, Tourism Division, is ready to accept modifications and new listing applications for the 2008-2009 edition of its Production Services Directory (PSD).

A complimentary service provided by the state, "the PSD is an essential resource for anyone mounting production projects in West Virginia," said Pam Haynes, director of the state film office. "It serves as the key connection between producers and West Virginia's workforce and vendors."

It also contains filming guidelines, instructions for business registration, technical and other support services, accommodations, and much more. Haynes says it is the only state publication that identifies workforce available for hire to the filming industry and businesses that provide support services to the industry.

So, who should be listed? Jamie Cope, the location services manager for the film office, says that during filming, the industry relies heavily on production companies and professional freelance crews, lodging facilities, transportation rentals, heavy equipment rentals, construction/lumber companies, landscaping/greenery companies, dry cleaning facilities, catering firms, office furniture rentals, telecommunications firms, warehouse space rentals (soundstages), security firms, gasoline/diesel companies, and much more.

Using an example, he says that if you or your business provided services to the Warner Bros. production of "We Are Marshall", then the PSD needs you.

To determine whether you or your company are eligible to be listed in the PSD, read the instructions on the film office Web site at or call the office and ask to receive an application package in the mail. Only individuals and companies with a physical West Virginia address are eligible. Still unsure whether you qualify after reading the instructions? Just call the film office for guidance.

All modifications for current listings and applications for new listings must be received by Feb. 1, 2008 to be included in the 2008-2009 edition, expected to be published and distributed in May.

The PSD is published annually and is available in print and on the film office Web site at To request a complimentary copy of the current 2006-2007 edition, contact the film office at 304-558-2200, ext. 382.


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