Pittsburgh has been a favorite destination of film production since the 1940′s because of its diverse topography, interesting architecture, and economic work atmosphere. Over time, several factors unfortunately seduced filmmakers away to other states and Canada. But now, the city is back! Pittsburgh is making headlines as the new Hollywood of the East due to its incomparable tax credits, enthusiastic community, and outstanding talent. Movie and Television Production Companies have brought over one billion dollars into Southwestern Pennsylvania with over a total of 135 feature films and TV programs being filmed in our region (revenue quoted from Pittsburgh Film Office statistics). Why film in Pittsburgh? The better question, is why not?