OCTOBER 18, 2023 – Pittsburgh Film Office
OCTOBER 18, 2023
Pittsburgh Film Office
Dawn Keezer, Director of the Pittsburgh Film Office will speak about the Pittsburgh Film Office. As Director of The Pittsburgh Film Office (PFO), Dawn Keezer markets the 10-county, southwestern Pennsylvania region to the film, television, and entertainment industry. She has put the southwestern Pennsylvania region on the map for film and television production. Since 1994, Keezer has successfully attracted over 200 feature film and television projects to the region, including Netflix’s MINDHUNTER, Sony’s BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, and Legendary’s THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. In the process, she has helped infuse more than $2 billion dollars into the southwestern Pennsylvania economy from film and television production.
Due to Keezer’s efforts, the Pittsburgh region is consistently on the top locations to film in the United States. The film tax credit program continues to be the number one reason filmmakers are attracted to the southwestern Pennsylvania region.
The Pittsburgh Film Office (PFO) was created in 1990 to respond to an increase in film production in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Film production in our region has brought in hundreds of millions of dollars and has employed thousands of people in the industry, making Pittsburgh and all of southwestern Pennsylvania one of the top film centers in the United States.
The region has always been at the center of the film industry. The first dedicated venue for film exhibition started in Pittsburgh and many modern film production studios have their roots in Pittsburgh, including Warner Brothers and MGM. The modern horror film Night of the Living Dead was created and filmed in Pittsburgh, and dozens of famous actors, directors, and film professionals are from the region.
The mission of the Pittsburgh Film Office is to attract film production projects to the greater southwestern Pennsylvania region; provide information on the region, locations, vendors and crew; and to coordinate government and business offices in support of production. In addition, the film office is a conduit for information, providing assistance to local filmmakers and the local film industry throughout the designated 10-county region.
Reservations are required to assure adequate space and food. Reservations and money are due no later than 10/11/2023.
Tickets unavailable at the luncheon.
RSVP No Later Than Wednesday, OCTOBER 11, 2023
NO REFUNDS AFTER THE RSVP DATE
Soup of the Day
Field Greens Salad, Assorted Dressings
Assorted Rolls & Butter
Chef’s Selection of Desserts
Coffee, Hot & Iced Teas
*Please note menu is subject to change.
All luncheons start at Noon at the
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Take Exit 67 off Parkway West, I-376
Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
Turn right at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton sign
ACRA members – $20.00
Guests w/reservation – $25.00
Mail all reservation checks to:
P.O. Box 15285
Pittsburgh, PA 15237