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Request captioned videos or transcripts.

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A permit is required for commercial filming or related activities in DC public space. No permit is required for personal filming/photography, or for journalists working on assignment from their news/media outlet.

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OCTFME regulates and audits DC cable service providers on behalf of the residents.

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As a District cable television consumer, you have certain rights when dealing with your service provider.  

Film DC Incentive Fund

We support media production and creative economy infrastructure projects through a rebate fund.

What is the minimum threshold to qualify?

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The Sound profiles some of the city’s top up and coming talent. This series explores the rich tapestry of all music genres that exist in the District of Columbia. This show is designed to discover and elevate the careers of DC’s best emerging talent.

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“Uptown/Downtown” is a DCN series featuring positive stories about people, communities and businesses in the District that are the life blood of our city -- yet they often flourish behind the headlines.