why penn studios

We are able to deliver your message effectively via targeted campaigns, from smart content marketing to leveraging social video platforms like Facebook and YouTube.​

​We create video and provide video services for all types of businesses including: medical offices, hospitals, law firms, universities, auto dealerships, and manufacturing companies.

our team

Salim Michel Makhlouf

Director of Penn Studios

Penn Studios is headed by Salim Michel Makhlouf, who has a decade plus of experience creating films, video and documentaries, from the silver screen to television and online.

His work has earned many honors and awards, including Telly and Emmy awards.

Mark Pynes

Video Producer

Mark Pynes is an award-winning photographer and talented video producer. Pynes has over 30 years experience visually capturing stories and events for news organizations from coast to coast. He is credited with last year’s successful project, 100 Years of Heroes, a photo-video project that told the stories of over 100 different Pennsylvania veterans in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Martin Boutros

Video Producer & Animator

Martin Boutros is a talented videographer and editor. He recently joined Penn Studios as a video producer. Boutros, fluent in three languages, has a Master’s degree in Filmmaking from the prestigious art school ALBA in Beirut, Lebanon. His international professional experience brings a unique perspective to the team.

awards & recognition

emmy award, telly award, hermes award

Some of the awards we’ve won include:

Emmy Win, Community Service, 2018

9 Emmy Nominations, 2018, 2019, 2020

2 Silver, Telly Awards, 2019, 2020

5 Bronze, Telly Awards, 2018, 2019

5 Excellence, Communicator Awards, 2019, 2020

Platinum, Hermes Creative Awards, 2020

3 Platinum, dotComm Awards, 2019, 2020

3 Gold, dotComm Awards, 2019, 2020

4 Gold, Hermes Creative Awards, 2019, 2020

First Place, Keystone Press Awards, 2019

2 Gold, w3 Awards, 2020

5 Silver, w3 Awards, 2019, 2020

6 Distinction, Communicator Awards, 2019, 2020

5 Distinction, Videography Awards, 2019, 2020

Finalist, Outstanding Feature, College Sports Media Awards, 2018

2nd Place, Long Video, Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors Awards, 2018

Top 5, Short Video, Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, 2018

Top 5, Long Video, Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, 2018


  • Working with Salim Makhlouf and his team at Penn Studios was a true joy. Where do I start? Salim was a careful listener as we discussed the desired concept, message, and tone of our video. We appreciated both his collaboration as we coordinated film shoot logistics — in the midst of a bustling school day at Harrisburg Academy! — and his professionalism with post-production work in the editing room. Now with a wonderful, finished product in-hand, we couldn’t be happier. Penn Studios made our story come to life and artfully captured the magic of our school. Thank you!

    Harrisburg Academy Director of Communications and Marketing
  • We had the pleasure of collaborating with Salim on several video projects for Railsware. His efficient management and video talent convinced us to continue working with him on future projects. He worked well with our marketing team and represented us well when working with our clients. Salim was flexible to meet our needs and was willing to travel. Overall, we are very happy with the collaboration and look forward to working with his team in the future.

    Sergey Korolev Managing Director at Railsware
  • The team at Penn Studios did a wonderful job creating high quality videos for our dealerships here in Mechanicsburg, Pa. They were professional and courteous working with our staff and customers while shooting the videos. They truly seemed to understand what we were trying to accomplish while shooting and editing the content. I would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality team to produce quality content for their business.

    Randy Rumberger Bobby Rahal Auto Group
  • Penn Studios was truly fantastic to work with. From our first introduction meeting via phone through the entire video production process, Salim and his team were reliable, dependable, innovative, and fun to work with. I detailed my vision and they made it a reality. I highly, highly recommend this talented group.

    Nicole Bauman Saint Francis University School of Business

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