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Film is back in #YesWV

12/18/2023


Since the earliest days of silent film, West Virginia has played a role in the film industry. A long list of West Virginians played pivotal roles in film and TV history, from late, great stars such as Dagmar, Soupy Sales, Peter Marshall and Don Knotts to many modern-day stars such as Jennifer Garner, Steve Harvey, John Corbett and Chris Sarandon.

#YesWV has long sent talent to Hollywood to make their way – like Lawrence Kasdan, a Morgantown native who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Bodyguard, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and Solo: A Star Wars Story – the state is now working to reel in film, TV and creative productions to the Mountain State. Now, people here – whether they are producers, caterers, set carpenters, stunt coordinators, hair and makeup, drone operators or electricians – can plug into the wide range of creative and blue-collar jobs in the film and TV industry.

Read more:
https://www.jobs.wv.gov/article/film-is-back-in-yeswv/78586​