Six Part Film Begins Production in Hagerstown

Six Part Film Begins Production in Hagerstown
Historical Network Project Focuses on Native Americans

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a proposed six-part network television series has begun filming in Hagerstown and Washington County. "thinkfilm" based in Washington, DC is producing and directing the series.
Washington County-based Historical Entertainment is involved in the filming of the six-part television series. The renowned entertainment re-enactor service is assisting the film company, in a project which focuses on Native-Americans throughout North America. Production on the series' trailer began this past weekend, and continues in various locations.
According to Historical Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Russ Richards, "We were very pleased to receive the 'green light' on this project. We have coordinated the cast and crew involved with this serious examination of Native Americans. This project includes more than a dozen Native-Americans from New York State and Virginia. We also assisted in site scouting and selection coordination. It is exciting to be working with a Telly-Award winning film company." (The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, national and cable television commercials and programs.)
According to the CVB's Tom Riford, "The CVB is always pleased to welcome film and television productions. The cast and crew stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton, and we anticipate local filming to wrap-up fairly soon." Riford said that filming began on Saturday, with a small cast and crew, and featured actors from the Iroquois Nation.
Some of the filming will take place in locations in New Mexico, and throughout the Southwest. "To have the initial filming for this multi-part series begin in Hagerstown is certainly exciting," Riford said. "Even a small production creates a positive local economic impact. Washington County is known for welcoming movie and television productions."
History Channel network executives recently visited various sites around the county, according to Riford. "There have been eight network television episodes filmed here since 2004, and three movie projects (including two IMAX-style movies, as well as "Fields of Freedom" filmed in 2005, and "We Fight To Be Free").
"thinkfilm" has worked on several high-profile television and film projects, including the hit television series The West Wing, and several network episodes for Discovery Channel.