The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) recognizes The V.I.P. ROOM as the OCTOBER 2019 Location of the Month.
The V.I.P. ROOM is a creative space and public hall that accommodates film, television, commercial and video productions as well as large and small events.
Located at 6201 Third Street, NW in Washington, DC, the V.I.P. ROOM has been a family-owned and operated business in northwest for 40 years. It opened in 1979 when local businessman Sam Sampson renovated his extra office space. He created a venue that could accommodate local and community celebrations and business meetings including, church functions, political celebrations, repasts as well as birthday and anniversary celebrations at a fair price. Sampson wanted to provide a place where everyone would be treated like a V.I.P when they held events. Over the years the venue grew to accommodate larger productions such as film, television, music video and commercials shoots.
"We are honored to be the featured location of the month for October 2019, by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment. The V.I.P. Room has been a family-owned and operated business in Northwest Washington, D.C. for forty years, and we are thrilled to be recognized by such a great organization within our own city,” said Mrs. Earline B. Sampson owner, The V.I.P. ROOM.
To learn more about the V.I.P ROOM visit http://theviproomdc.com/ or OCTFME’s locations referral resource THE V.I.P ROOM. For information about past locations of the month, visit DC Reel-Scout Directory.
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.
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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