About

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is the only nonprofit dedicated to bringing jobs and economic impact to Northeast Ohio by supporting a thriving and adaptive local media industry. The GCFC relies on the support of businesses, community partners, and the generosity of individuals for funding.

Since 2009, the State of Ohio has seen more than $700 million in economic impact and created more than 5,000 full-time equivalent jobs thanks to media production.

The GCFC was instrumental in procuring state funding for a standalone School of Film, Television and Interactive Media at Cleveland State University, and has continued its involvement in the development of the school’s faculty and curriculum since its opening in Fall 2018.

We continue to focus our efforts to increase the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to $100 million and create a sustainable program that instills confidence to the industry. With your financial support, GCFC is committed to creating jobs, growing our population and bringing more business to Cleveland.

Vision

The vision of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is to achieve increased economic development in Northeast Ohio by using the artistic and culturally enriching activities of film and other media production to strengthen the workforce, support the media production industry and attract media production to the region.

Mission

GCFC’s mission is to promote increased media production in Northeast Ohio using effective strategies for attraction and workforce development including building an artistic infrastructure through film.

Workforce Development

Programs are designed to provide local talent with the education and tools needed to succeed in the industry. These programs are created in consultation with leading industry experts and in partnership with local high schools, colleges and universities to yield relevant, employer-driven curriculum, training, and networking opportunities for the local media community. Programs include industry trainings and seminars, regular networking events and access to industry-standard materials. These programs encompass the creative, business, as well as crew aspects of production to continue to build a comprehensive workforce.

Business Attraction

GCFC aggressively pursues media productions and businesses that can positively impact the local economy.  The organization serves as a convenient, all-encompassing resource for local, national and international producers and filmmakers to ensure great filming experiences while providing “concierge services” to all productions in town.

Advocacy

After successfully lobbying the State of Ohio to pass a competitive film tax incentive in 2009, GCFC continues to advocate for optimal public policy and promote local production activity.

Commitment to Diversity

GCFC is firmly committed to supporting minorities; people of color (POC), women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+).

The Film Commission is committed to increasing the number of local and minority-owned vendors that are able to provide quality and price-competitive products and services to the regional media industry.

To prepare for the future, GCFC continues to invest in training a diverse workforce for tomorrow through high school, apprenticeship, and college programs with our educational partners.

Accreditation
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI.)

Equal Opportunity
GCFC is an equal opportunity employer. We firmly support the need for diversity in order for the Northeast Ohio media production industry to be successful at creating jobs and increasing economic development. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Privacy Policy
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform’, includes the Greater Cleveland Film Commission website), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.