West Virginia's now-defunct film tax credit was around for ten years before being eliminated by the West Virginia Legislature in 2018. A legislative audit report found it provided "minimal economic impact" to the state.
Daniel Walker

West Virginia’s film tax credit was eliminated by the West Virginia Legislature in 2018 after a legislative audit report deemed the credit as providing only “minimal economic impact.” But people who work in the film industry don’t agree. An attempt to resurrect the credit failed this past session, but supporters are hopeful it will make it through the next legislative session.

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West Virgina Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s film "Vietnam: West Virginians Remember" has won a top award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) for outstanding achievement in the documentary category.  
The one-hour documentary, written and produced by award-winning executive producer, Suzanne Higgins, features the experiences of five West Virginia combat servicemen.

Representing WVPB and “Abracadabra” production team, left to right, John Hale, VFX artist; Marilea Butcher, producer. James Caplinger, actor, “Salty the Pirate;” James Nemitz, actor, “Professor Science,” and Jeff Kerscher, composer.
Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Public Broadcasting production team has earned an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award for the episode “Joey’s Time Machine” of the children’s program, “Abracadabra.”

Chuck Roberts, interim executive director, said he is proud of WVPB’s entire video production team, not just for winning a prestigious award, but for its continual commitment to excellence in all projects.

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The Charleston Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in America.

In a new documentary directed by company member and three time Emmy Award winner, Deborah Novak, dancers, both seasoned and new, share the story of the ballet and its founder, Andre Van Damme.

Paula Kerger, the President and CEO of PBS, is coming to West Virginia Public Broadcasting and wants to meet you!

Join us for an open house on Tuesday at 600 Capitol Street in Charleston, from 5 to 6 p.m. Meet Paula. Talk to our staff. Find out what’s happening in public television. We look forward to seeing you.

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Just in time for the holiday season, these TV specials on West Virginia Public Broadcasting will help you get in the festive mood. 

Victoria Marathon to air Sunday, February 26

Feb 22, 2017
PBS Masterpiece

If you missed any of Masterpiece Theatre’s Victoria episodes this season, this is your time to catch up – or just binge watch.  On Sunday, February 26, beginning at 4 p.m. WVPB is bringing you all of the Victoria episodes you may have missed - just one week before the dramatic and thrilling conclusion.

The eight-hour drama follows the diminutive Queen from the age of 18 when she was crowned, through her relationship with Lord Melbourne and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. 

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to announce a new program from America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) founder Christopher Kimball, Milk Street Radio. With ATK ceasing production of its radio show (television will continue) at year-end, the timing of Kimball’s new adventure couldn’t be more perfect.

Shepherd University

The West Virginia Channel will broadcast an energy symposium this weekend that was part of the inauguration of Shepherd University President Mary J.C. Hendrix.

The symposium was held earlier this spring, and it brought together leaders in renewable energy fields to discuss ways a university like Shepherd can strengthen opportunities for West Virginia students to find careers in energy.

Josh Saul

Missed seeing this year’s live performance of Joy to the World with Bob Thompson and guest vocalist Lena Seikaly? No humbugs here!  You can watch it this Sunday, December 20 on WVPB television (7pm on WVPB HD and 11pm on WVPB-2).