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Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the South Street Headhouse District present SETS ON SOUTH

Weekly Press: Greater Philadelphia Film Office and the South Street Headhouse District present SETS ON SOUTH

On Friday, July 24, over 50 film and television professionals will gather underneath the Historic Shambles at 2nd and Lombard Streets to kick off the GPFO’s first ever Greener SETS Scavenger Hunt throughout the South Street Headhouse District, Philadelphia‘s premier entertainment district. Beginning at 3:00 pm, all "hunters" will visit over 35 participating vendors in search of sustainable products for the three major areas of film and television production: clothing, catering and art. Products to be hunted include: cowboy boots made from recyclable leather and tires, bamboo hats, vintage clothing, locally grown tea, coffee beans and flowers, and organic yarn, soaps and food, just to name a few, to Set Entertainment Toward Sustainability … and who knows, maybe one of the famous frolicking in Philly will make an appearance …

The GPFO’s Greener SETS aims to help lessen the environmental footprint of a production by providing resources and the educational tools to assist filmmakers by identifying alternative products and where to access them. Additionally, the program compliments Mayor Nutter’s green initiative: making Philadelphia the greenest city of the future. 

About the author

Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.



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