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Hampton Roads District

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.

Film and television projects that have been filmed locally include: Captain PhillipsThe New World, 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.



Shanadiah Nicole is an actress and producer in Hampton Roads Virginia. She has appeared in various movies and commercials as well as theater productions for over 30 years. As an active volunteer and freelance artist within the Hampton Roads community, she strives to support and guide the industry.

Shanadiah wears many hats such as acting, dancing, modeling and production including wardrobe, writing, production assistant, assistant directing, stage managing, and creative directing. She has been active on other performing arts boards and many local productions in film and theater. More recently she spearheaded the annual screenwriting competitions and is the active chairperson for the Hampton Roads district of the Virginia Production Alliance.

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