ABC/Amazon head to Virginia to film Civil War pilot
Point of Honour, a pilot for a major new drama series from ABC Signature and Amazon Studios, has chosen Virginia as the main filming location.
The production shoots in central Virginia from September and is a period piece about a family whose lives are devastated by the American Civil War. It will be eligible for the state’s film tax credit and funding from the Governor’s Motion Picture Opportunity Fund.
The show will see director Randall Wallace return to his native Virginia, as he works alongside producer Carlton Cuse.
Wallace said of the news, “We are immensely impressed with the welcome we have received from Governor McAuliffe, the Virginia Film Office and the support from everyone we’ve met in Virginia.”
Governor McAuliffe commented: “I am proud to welcome ABC and Amazon to Virginia to film Point of Honor. Once again the Commonwealth will serve as the perfect palette to tell the story of this important part of American history. We appreciate the opportunity to welcome Randall Wallace home to Virginia.”
According to the Virginia Film Office, the economic impact of the TV and film production in the state in 2012 reached well over $328m and provided over 3,000 jobs with $50.5m in tax revenue.
For more on filming in Virginia, go to our production guide.