Two Decades of Local Films

The Greater Philadelphia Film Office celebrates its 20th anniversary























The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party at the Electric Factory for 300 of their friends and supporters. (Photos from Left to Right):1. From left: Joan Bressler, director of Greater Philadelphia Filmmakers and Programming at GPFO; Eric Rivera, winner of the Derek Freese Film Foundation TV prize; Joseph Horning winner of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Regional Award; Jim Malone; and Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the GPFO. 2. From left: Rebecca Devine, co-founder and principal of Maven Communications; Jessica Sharp, principal at Maven Communications; and Meghan McGarrigle, assistant account executive at Maven Communications. They ran the Philly in Focus video tribute which allowed guests to tape video tributes to Pinkenson and Bressler. 3. From left: Susan Slawson, first deputy commissioner of Recreation & Programs for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation; Melanie Johnson, city representative; and Ann-Marie Nacchio of Allied-THA, the film division of Allied Integrated Marketing, were on hand to extend well wishes. 4. Craig Beyerle (left), Event and Operations staff with Specialty USA, Screening Representative with Allied-THA, and volunteer with LGBT annual events Elixir and Toy, stands with Jesse Cute, director of publicity and promotion at Allied Integrated Marketing and Allied-THA. HughE Dillon/photographer


Two Decades of Local Films
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HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag, US Weekly and the Star Magazine. He has a twice weekly column in PhillyMag.com, writes everyday at PhillyChitChat.com, appears weekly on Fox 29's Good Day Philly and his photos appear in Liberty City Press every week.


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