Home, most famously, to the hit television show The Office, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area is a varied region full of history and nature that has also served as a setting for Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance’s 2010 drama starring Ryan Gosling, as well as productions for MTV, Paramount and The Weather Channel.
Scranton Film Office
The Scranton Film Office is dedicated to making the Scranton region a hub for filmmaking within Pennsylvania. They strive to create an environment that is conducive for filmmakers of all kinds, and see the growth of the film industry as a springboard for a rejuvenation and renaissance within the region.
Paige Balitski, Director
Wilkes-Barre Metro Film Office
The Wilkes-Barre Metro Film Office is dedicated to serving the entertainment industry internationally, nationally and locally. Serving the metropolitan area of Wilkes Barre – once the cradle of the film industry with Lyman H. Howe’s global studios located in Wilkes Barre in the early 1900’s.
Home to Hollywood’s Mankiewicz family, Jerry Orbach, Jack Palance and Russell Johnson. The Molly Maguires was filmed locally in 1970 directed by Martin Ritt and stars Richard Harris and Sean Connery. Local vistas, scenes and facilities lend the area to a haven for film production.
Thom Greco, Director
Highlights of Upstate PA
Great for boating or sightseeing, the Lackawanna River is situated in 1,411-acre Lackawanna State Park, only ten miles from Scranton.
The oldest brewery in America, Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville is a page out of beer history.
Two cities with one common heritage, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton sit directly next to one another and share a wealth of historic and fascinating locations for film.