Commission seeks local film talent

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:17

    MILFORD - The Pike County Film Commission is seeking local talent and resources for film and video production in the county. The Film Commission, formed last year as a project of the Pike County Visitors Bureau, is working with the Black Bear Film Festival, the Pennsylvania Film Commission and others to promote Pike County as a location for television and film work. “Pike County in the Pocono Mountains was once a haven for filmmaking, in the early 1900s, because of its extraordinary natural beauty and proximity to New York. We’re seeking to revitalize industry interest” said Laurie McEvoy, who chairs the Film Commission. “The influx of population into Pike has brought talented people from the film industry, including actors, cinematographers, production designers, set designers and other necessary components to professional production. The Film Commission has undertaken the task of creating a comprehensive directory of these resources. The Pike County Film Commissions’ resource directory will include designers and others with technical skills, actors, construction workers, caterers, location scouts, animal trainers, lodging, hair stylists… anything and anybody with a skill or talent to offer a production crew. The Film Commission welcomes submissions from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Listings are free. Please send your company name, service you provide, address, phone and email to: or mail to: Pike Film/PCVB, PO Box 1015, 201 West Harford Street (The Historic Milford Schoolhouse) Milford, PA 18337 or call 570-296-1717 for further information.