Press Release / July 5, 2006 Contact: Alicia Richie
Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau, Inc. Phone: 570-421-5791
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pike County Film Commission
Seeks Local Talent and Resources in the Pocono Mountains


POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pa. – 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. McEvoy, who is also the marketing director at Woodloch, is working with
the Black Bear Film Festival, the Pennsylvania Film Office and others to raise Pike
County's profile within the industry.


"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 to make it
even more attractive to bring production work--and jobs--to Pike County" notes Sean
Strub, Pike County Visitors Bureau president.


The Pike County Film Commissions' resource director 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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.


Comprehensive Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at
800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). The Pocono
Mountains Vacation Bureau, Inc. is the official destination marketing organization for the
four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.

 

Pike Film Press Release (PDF)

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