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Petersburg is a wonderful place to film a movie or television series!
We have hosted some of the nation's finest talent during the making of a movie.
As for what draws filming locally, and to Petersburg specifically, Tom Trigo, a veteran Hollywood locations manager, who has worked on productions from "War of the Worlds" to "Lincoln," and in Petersburg on both "Ithaca" and "Mercy Street," thinks he has the answer.
“Petersburg offers a condensed area of historically intact buildings, all within a core area, offering different streetscapes that can be shot from multiple angles, and different era backdrops, Old Towne Petersburg for the Civil War or Revolutionary War era, Sycamore Street for the 1940s or 50s, it’s a living breathing setting that beats even the best studio back lot, which is a dream come true for many filmmakers,” said Trigo. “To top it all off, we get such support from the locals and local government, and Petersburg is such a magnet because it offers a combination that you really can’t find nearly anywhere else.” (Progress Index)
  Photo Credit: Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS. Scene from Season 1 of Mercy Street
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