OCTFME Recognizes Nationals Park as the August 2019 Location of the Month

Monday, August 12, 2019

The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes Nationals Park as the August 2019 Location of the Month. 

Nationals Park is located in the rapidly developing Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in Southeast Washington, DC. The Park, constructed in 2008, is conveniently located a half block from the Navy Yard Metro, and just a short drive from the Ronald Reagan Airport. As the home ballpark for the Washington Nationals, this venue plays host to 81+ baseball games a year along with a wide variety of events such as films, television, commercials, concerts, galas, and corporate events. Nationals Park has 22 flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces that can be utilized on non-game days.

This “Diamond in DC” has been featured in several commercial shoots for the likes of ESPN, T-Mobile, and Budweiser. The wide variety of event venues and behind-the-scenes spaces allow for endless filming opportunities for commercials, TV shows, movies, and more. 

Nationals Park has a seating bowl that can accommodate over 41,000 people, an indoor reception room that can accommodate 800 people, and an outdoor terrace that can hold up to 1,500 people. The Park also has a wide variety of functional spaces like parking garages, kitchens, loading docks, training facilities, and locker rooms that are available for filming upon request. 

“Nationals Park thanks the Office of Cable Television, Music, Film, and Entertainment for honoring us as their August Location of the Month,” said Emily Dunham, Vice President of Corporate Strategy. “We are excited to collaborate with filmmakers, producers, musicians, and artists on projects to showcase this Diamond in DC.” 

To learn more about Nationals Park and available spaces, visit nationals.com/events. For a calendar of upcoming events at Nationals Park, please visit nationals.com/natsevents or OCTFME’s locations referral resource NATIONALS PARK.  For information about past locations of the month, visit DC Reel-Scout Directory.

Social Media:

Website - https://www.mlb.com/nationals/ballpark/events

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Baseball-Stadium/Nationals-Park-151128858232318/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nationalspark/

The “Location of the Month” initiative is part of the agency’s mission to market and support District locales as media production locations, and to bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations that are 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.

About OCTFME:

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 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’s award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts and entertainment. OCTFME 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.

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 supports the creative economy through the Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administering programs supporting the growth and sustainability of the creative industries in all 8 Wards of 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, Instagram and Twitter.

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