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About the Virginia Production Alliance

For more than 30 years, the Virginia Production Alliance has provided opportunity for Virginia’s film and television community. We sponsor professional development and networking events for filmmaking professionals and we are committed to providing assistance to those working to establish professional film-related careers and businesses. We are also the leading advocate for Virginia’s production community, interacting with state lawmakers to help pass legislation to strengthen the filmmaking in our state.

The VPA serves the industry in several ways:

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Alliance sponsors educational events such as panel discussion, classes, workshops and lectures by industry professionals.

NETWORKING: Attend a VPA networking event and keep informed about the industry and meet old and new friends.

ADVOCACY: The VPA is the voice of the industry in the Virginia General Assembly. We work with lawmakers to create new initiatives that will benefit the film, television and video game industry. The VPA is instrumental in passing tax credit and grant legislation, as well as a sales and use tax exemption for filmmakers.

OUTREACH: VPA members work to give back to their community. Outreach initiatives include working with recently graduated film students, sponsoring an annual trade event and providing opportunities for project development.

COMMUNICATIONS: As a central clearinghouse for information, the VPA maintains several communications tools for the industry including the VPA Listserv, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and a YouTube Screening Room.



Steve Taylor, President

David Hobbs, Vice President

Jerry Long, Treasurer

Barbara Scheeler, Secretary


Michael Ivey, Immediate Past President

Tom Belgrey

Kahil Dotay 

Shanadiah Nicole

Glenda McEachern

Jake Pulliam

Lowrie Fawley

Lars Sandvik

David Patrick Wittle

Morgan McCoy

Miles Brown

The Board of Trustees are elected in the Spring of each year. Officers are elected from the successful slate of Trustees.

For all creatives

Although the Virginia Production Alliance advocates for the film community, our membership includes many other creative people including artists, writers and performers of all ages. The VPA is all-inclusive.

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Membership in the VPA has immense value for the Virginia film and television industry as a whole, and for you as an individual. Learn more about joining the state's media production industry.

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