much business to the downtown area.”
CLAIRE DANES, HOMELAND
MEG RYAN, ITHACA
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The Virginia Film Office is dedicated to the art and business of filmmaking. We connect clients with amazing locations, resources and creative solutions for projects of all types and sizes. From the infancy of an idea, to the emotional goodbye at the wrap party—we are your production partner throughout the entire process. The VFO is proud to be recognized as one of the most knowledgeable, effective and helpful film commissions, worldwide.
Virginia International Raceway - VIR
Paul Newman once said, “If there’s a heaven on Earth, it’s VIR.” As the 12-year home of Car and Driver’s Lightning Lap, VIRginia International Raceway is an iconic North American track near Danville, Virginia. Featuring rolling hills and miles of lush forest on an expansive 1,300-acre property, VIR has secured a spot on an esteemed shortlist of the world’s most iconic tracks. Perfect for groups of all sizes, VIR’s property offers a 3.37 mile track, off-roading area, skid pad, banquet hall, tavern, 7,000 sq. ft. indoor gallery space, ample crew parking, basecamp area, luxury and economy crew housing, and ability to build onsite. VIR’s amenities make it an unparalleled venue for the film industry.Browse Locations
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Virginia-filmed The Good Lord Bird Premieres October
The Blumhouse Television limited series The Good Lord Bird will premiere October 4, 2020 at 9 PM ET on Showtime. The project filmed entirely in Virginia during summer and fall 2019.
The seven-episode project, based on James McBride's National Book Award-winning novel, centers on a young enslaved person known as Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson) who becomes a member of John Brown's (Ethan Hawke) motley family of abolitionist soldiers.Learn More