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Senior officials of Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs held meetings with Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office Sharon Pinkenson recently, who acquainted them with the activities of the office in attracting filmmakers to the region of Philadelphia, and in creating favorable working conditions for them.

Possibilities of attracting film production, creation of favorable fiscal and administrative conditions for various film production and positive impacts of film industry on the local economy were discussed during the meetings of Sh.Pinkenson with Lithuania’s Vice-Ministers of Foreign Affairs Evaldas Ignatavičius and Asta Skaisgirytė Liauškienė.


Sh.Pinkenson is paying a visit to Lithuania at the initiative of Lithuania’s appointed Honorary Consul in Philadelphia Krista Bard. She aims to explore film production possibilities in Lithuania and to share her experience of attracting film production. Sh.Pinkenson brought the movie “Night Catches Us”, which was shot in Philadelphia, to the Kaunas International Film Festival that is currently taking place. She also intends to invite Lithuanian filmmakers to participate in Philadelphia Film Festival next year.

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of the film industry in the region. The Greater Philadelphia Film Office has been responsible for impacting the local economy with nearly $3 billion since 1992. The office is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International.

Source: lithuaniatribune.com