Become a Movie Extra in Virginia!
Think major movies and TV shows are only filmed in Hollywood, CA or New York
city? Think again. Mainstream motion pictures and television shows are filmed
across the country and around the world. No matter where you live, your chance to appear in a movie or on
TV is closer than you might think.
|Filmed in Virginia
The following films and/or television shows have been filmed in whole or in part in Virginia.
Cold Mountain (2003)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Minority Report (2002)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
North Country (2005)
Patriot Games (1992)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The New World (2005)
The Recruit (2003)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The West Wing (1999 TV series)
War of the Worlds (2005)
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|Virginia Film Commission / Film Office|
Virginia Film Office
901 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4048
Major Cities in Virginia
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Get started in showbiz by becoming a movie extra for fun or to start your acting career.
Learn about the casting processes and what you can do to get your foot in the door and start working in the movies.
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