Motion Picture and Television Development

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Washington, DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the District of Columbia a venue of choice for motion picture and television production. A film-friendly city with the resources to accommodate any size production, Washington, DC continues to draw feature and independent films, television, documentary, commercial and other video and multimedia projects.


The mission of the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment is to create a sustainable entertainment industry in the District. Our goal is to initiate, implement and manage the operations and logistics of programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects.


The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment will make it easier, faster, and more efficient to create motion picture and television productions in the District of Columbia, increasing the overall level of production activity and creating opportunities for District residents and businesses.