The mission of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) is to initiate, implement and manage the operations and logistics of programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects.
Summary of Services
MPTD offers various services to filmmakers including research assistance and location scouting; technical and logistical assistance; script breakdown; production support; online locations library; community relations; special event planning and promotions; and hotel, restaurant and transportation assistance. MPTD also serves as a liaison between the film industry and the public and private sector.
MPTD works with the community to create a greater understanding of the filmmaking process. Relationships have been established with all facets of the community including religious institutions, educational establishments, businesses and trade unions. MPTD realizes that the support and cooperation of this cross section of groups is vital to the development and enhancement of motion picture and television production in the District.