In Hampton Roads, large production and post-production companies such as New Dominion Pictures, Studio Center and M2 Production are just part of the story. There are numerous independent production companies and filmmakers that are thriving and creating cutting edge independent films, music videos, and television programming.
The Hampton Roads District of the Virginia Production Alliance is dedicated to providing opportunities, events and services to all of the region’s production community. Regular meetings feature a speaker or panels and provide excellent networking opportunities.
Future plans include sponsoring screening opportunities local filmmakers. The HR-VPA is a supporter of the 48-hour film project, and produces the popular State of the Industry trade and networking event that provides the opportunity for members to get together.
Film and television projects that have been filmed locally include: Captain Phillips, The New World, Hearts in Atlantis and Navy SEALS. The area is also known for the production of reality-based television programming that includes FBI Files, New Detectives, A Haunting and FBI Criminal Pursuit.
The area’s film production community is fed by a wide range of talented individuals who are graduating from one of the area’s exceptional educational institutions including Regent University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State and Christopher Newport University.