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Gary Romolo Fiorelli is a 20 year veteran of movies and TV. To learn more about his work, please click here.

CURRENT SEMINARS

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Virginia Film Office, the Virginia Production Alliance, and Film and Video Studies (FAVS) at George Mason University Present:

Production Assistant Training Seminar live event on Saturday and Sunday February 20 and 21, 2016.
The event will be held at the Northern Virginia campus of George Mason University.
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If you are interested in bringing our live seminars to YOUR city, let us know and contact your local film commission.

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Archived Video clips

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K. Hollinger introduces P.A.T.S.
Getting called back
Working with C. Eastwood
Working with H. Hunter
Networking in the biz
Your First Day
Why work locally?

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Washington DC PDF Print

P.A.T.S. had a very successful launch in Washington, DC on July 17, 2010. In attendance were 40 students, representatives from the Mayors office, the DC Film Commission, local film professionals and folks generally interested in filmmaking! American University hosted the day long event in their state of the art Wechsler Theater.

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FMA Professor John Douglass, Kathy Hollinger, Director of the DC Office of Motion Picture

& Television Development, and Gary Fiorelli, P.A.T.S. Co-founder.

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Gary Romolo Fiorelli teaching proper etiquette and use of a walkie talkie

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  A P.A.T.S. student relaying and echoing Gary's instructions.

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Lisa Mantoux answering student inquiries during a break.

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American University - Wechsler Theatre

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P.A.T.S. 'RUMORS & WHISPERS'

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON DC!

Economic impact of entertainment industry projects handled by the DC Film Office in 2009: approximately $770 million. Films with a budget of at least $500,000 get a 20 percent a tax credit for filming in the state, with an extra 10 percent if the state's logo is used in titles or credits.

  • There were 348 productions shot in the state in 2009.
  • There are approximately 25,000 entertainment industry jobs in Washington DC. 
  • More than 700 feature films, TV movies, TV series, single episodes and pilots have been produced in Georgia since 1972, generating $5 billion dollars in economic impact.
  • Check out just some of the films made in Washington DC  - ** CLICK HERE **

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Get Listed in the 2012 Washington DC Production Resource Guide

Free basic listings available to DC resident crew and DC-based production businesses.

The Washington, DC Production Resource Guide is the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development's comprehensive guide to film production in the District of Columbia. A go-to resource for filmmakers, the print and online versions of the guide include a directory of local businesses that service the film industry and a list of local crew qualified to work on film projects. DC residents and businesses are entitled to a free listing in the guide. Other area residents and businesses (based outside of the District of Columbia) can purchase a listing in the directory for a nominal fee. Advertising opportunities are also available for businesses interested in additional exposure.

The guide is produced for the Office of Motion Picture and Television Production by Oz publishing. Find out how to get listed in the 2011 Washington DC Production Resource Guide by calling 1-800-705-1121, or visiting ozonline.tv/oz_listed1_dc.html.




P.A.T.S. 'WASHINGTON DC RESOURCE GUIDE'

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Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD)

The Washington DC Film Society