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Help us thank Ivan Schwarz for 13 years of FilmInCLE!

Help us thank former GCFC President Ivan Schwarz for his dedication and invaluable contributions to Northeast Ohio! Make a donation to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission in his honor to say ‘thank you’. CLICK HERE TO GIVE We need your help to continue the work Ivan started. Your gift allows us to continue our mission to create...

Help Create Cleveland Film Jobs on GivingTuesday!

It’s GivingTuesday, the best day of the year to give back to the causes you care about most! Your contributions to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) this GivingTuesday will have a direct impact in Northeast Ohio. Your support on this international day to do good will help the GCFC build a strong, sustainable film...

We are thankful for Ohio Film Jobs!

As we enter this season of thankfulness, we are most grateful for our supporters who joined with us to #SaveOhioFilmJobs when the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit was challenged this summer. Watch our video below to hear from other grateful industry members, including some special #ClevelandFilm guests! The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) played a...

GCFC’s Mike Wendt talks about bringing the Liam Neeson film to Northeast Ohio

Source:  CSU Cauldron  •  Nick Hawks November 19, 2019 Thanks in large part to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC), Liam Neeson got to showcase his special set of skills (stop me if you’ve heard that line before) in Northeast Ohio, filming the movie, “The Minuteman.” Neeson, who stars in the film as a rancher...

New Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Talks Motion Picture Tax Credit

As Evan Miller settles into the role of Greater Cleveland Film Commissioner, Cleveland Magazine sat down with him to discuss what’s next for the Cleveland industry and the GCFC under his leadership.  ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE Originally Published: November 14, 2019 Cleveland Magazine  •  Lee McKinstry Evan Miller is ready to lead the Commission’s ambitious plan to...

That’s a Wrap: ‘The Minuteman’

The Minuteman Set to Wrap Production in Cleveland Scupltor Media’s action thriller, directed by Robert Lorenz, stars Liam Neeson, seen on-location in and around Cleveland during the last few months. CLEVELAND, OH – The Minuteman, an action-thriller starring Liam Neeson, is set to wrap production in Cleveland, confirms the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC). Director Robert...

Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo star in AGBO Films and The Hideaway Entertainment’s ‘Cherry’

Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo star in AGBO Films and The Hideaway Entertainment’s ‘Cherry’ To be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Principal photography set to start in Cleveland this fall. CLEVELAND, OH – October 3, 2019:  The Hideaway Entertainment and AGBO Films have begun principal photography on ‘Cherry’ starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Ciara Bravo...

AmazonSmile now available on the Android Amazon Shopping App

Did you know that you can shop on Amazon, and Amazon will donate to the GCFC? You shop, Amazon gives! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. If you are an AmazonSmile customer,...

Film preservation: The Greater Cleveland Film Commission and Ohio’s Motion Picture Tax Credit

Crain’s Cleveland Business has been following the Cleveland Film industry closely as the GCFC fought to save the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, and with the recent leadership transition announcement, they sat down with incoming GCFC President Evan Miller, a Cleveland Native and talent agent, to discuss what’s next for the GCFC under his leadership.  ORIGINAL...

Announcing GCFC Leadership Transition

Dear Friends of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Today, I would like to inform you about our transitioning leadership. Effective July 31, 2019, longtime president Ivan Schwarz will be leaving the GCFC to focus on his work with LIKE Entertainment, a new production company co-created with his wife Katia. He will be succeeded by industry...