Thursday, July 10, 2014

City Paper Profiles New D.C. Film Czar Pierre Bagley

The Washington City Paper this week profiles Pierre Bagley, new director of the District’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. Bagley is an accomplished movie director and producer so there are high hopes that his showbiz background will translate into more Hollywood productions choosing to shoot feature films and television shows in the nation's capital.

D.C. has always been a tough sell because of the bureaucratic permitting maze and lack of tax incentives that has lured D.C.-based movies and shows to neighboring Maryland and other states with more robust rebates.

Will Bagley turn Washington into Hollywood East? Time will tell. The one hopeful sign is that there really is nowhere to go but up when it comes to luring film and TV productions to the nation's capital.

Click here for the story.