Washington, DC – The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes Whitfield Entertainment Group Studios as the August 2022 Location of the Month.
Whitfield Entertainment Group Studios (“WEG Studios”) is located at the site of the former BET Networks production campus in the Brentwood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC. Comprising over 92,000 square feet across two main buildings, WEG Studios' 57,000 square foot, dual-level main facility features a cavernous 17,000 square foot acoustically treated sound stage and is the perfect rental setting for media productions, special events, concerts, or corporate gatherings.
Adjacent to the main studio soundstage building, the entertainment and production campus also includes a two-level, 35,000 square foot facility that includes production/concert/special event space, offices, and photography studios. The studio campus also features ample parking availability for production support vehicles, crew, and special event audiences and attendees.
“The Whitfield Entertainment Group Studio is honored to be featured as the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment’s Location of the Month,” said Whitfield Entertainment Group COO & Chairman of the Board, Maria Murphy. “The team at the Whitfield Entertainment Group is extremely excited about the opportunity to provide a top-notch entertainment location and venue to the District of Columbia.”
WEG Studios is part of the larger entertainment company, the Whitfield Entertainment Group. Founded by the late novelist, screenwriter and entertainment empresario, Van Whitfield, the company and studio are currently led by Van’s partner Maria Murphy and his son Malcolm Whitfield. In addition to the soundstage capacity available at the site, the team at WEG Studios has the capacity to facilitate their clients' vision with specialized services that include production office space, editing services, post-production space, virtual production, production storage, dressing rooms, and catering areas. The Whitfield Entertainment Group looks forward to growing their business, expanding their capacity, and providing even more resources and services to the local, national, and international media production, special events, and music industry.
WEG Studios stands ready to meet the needs of your film, TV or music production, concerts, photograph, or special event gathering. For more information about WEG Studios, services, and to inquire about booking the location, contact [email protected] or call 202-220-8999. You can also visit their website at https://www.wegstudios.com and YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/-hm6kKzGX34.
About Location of the Month
The "Location of the Month" initiative is part of the agency's mission to market and support District locales as media production locations and bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations available to film and television productions.
If you have a suggestion for a future OCTFME "Location of the Month," we would love to hear from you. If you own or manage a business, venue, or location you would like to be featured as a "Location of the Month," or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique DC location, OCTFME could feature in the future "Location of the Month" please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) produces and broadcasts programming for the District of Columbia's public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television channels and digital radio station; regulates the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; provides customer service for cable subscribers; and supports a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia.
OCTFME award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts, and entertainment. OCTFME operates and manages the District’s government television access channels: the District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN).
OCTFME owns, manages, operates, and programs the District of Columbia Entertainment Network (DCE). This 24-hour on-demand streaming network delivers diverse and inclusive – FREE – lifestyle, music, live events, sports, arts, variety shows, talk shows, educational and entertainment programming from the nation's capital into homes via ROKU, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV as well as iPhone and Android mobile devices by downloading the DCE Network App or at DCENetwork.com.
OCTFME also owns, operates, manages, and programs DC Radio 96.3 HD4 digital radio station, the District of Columbia’s first government radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR. It is one of only two full-power, city-owned, managed, and programmed radio stations in the country.
OCTFME provides production support services that advance film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators. These services include permitting, location scouting, production support; job placement assistance; workforce development; and the DC Film, Television, and Entertainment Rebate Fund.
OCTFME provides additional support to the Creative community through the Creative Affairs Office (CAO), and Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative. CAO showcases and preserves the District of Columbia’s rich creative communities throughout all 8 Wards. CAO builds sustainability in the creative community through policy, programming, and education, further expanding the middle-class pathway for the creative workforce. CAO coordinates public, private, and community partners to accomplish all goals and create equitable and inclusive opportunities for the District’s creatives. Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administers programs that support the growth and sustainability of the creative industries throughout the District.
For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment at (202) 671-0066, visit us online at: entertainment.dc.gov, and follow us on Facebook.com/entertaindc, Instagram.com/entertain_dc, and Twitter.com/entertain_dc.