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GCFC Member Spotlight: Jon Wagner

GCFC Member and event supporter Jon Wagner is a lifelong Clevelander who is excited about all of the great things happening to revitalize the city. A large part of that revitalization is the work that the Greater Cleveland Film Commission is doing to increase media production and create jobs not only in Cleveland, but in...

GCFC Member Spotlight: Vanessa Capella

GCFC Member, volunteer, and local crew member Vanessa Capella may not have been born in Cleveland, but she is still just as proud to call this city home, and is passionate about helping the Greater Cleveland Film Commission create jobs. “When I arrived in Cleveland three years ago, I started researching the local media industry...

GCFC Member Spotlight: Johnny Wu

GCFC Member, and local filmmaker, Johnny Wu will premiere his film Innerself on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 pm at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7! Johnny has been involved in the Cleveland film community since 1998 (the same year the GCFC was founded). He has seen it grow firsthand, and sees Cleveland as a real hub for...

What to Expect as a Movie Extra

You may have seen some of the recent postings on our site that say: “EXTRAS NEEDED” or “CASTING CALL FOR EXTRAS”. Many of you may have been an extra on one or more of the films that have shot in Ohio, but for those of you who do not know what the experience is like,...

GCFC Community Partner for ‘HAL’ Documentary at CIFF

  The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is proud to be a Community Partner of the Cleveland International Film Festival and the sponsor of the documentary feature ‘HAL’ Save $2 on tickets by using the discount code: GCFC. Get tickets HERE. SUMMARY: There are films that make money and there are films that endure. Renegade director...

And the winners of the Oscar Raffle are…

In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, Greater Cleveland Film Commission raffled off prizes from 2017 Oscar nominated and blockbuster movies! Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets.  When you buy raffle ticket, attend an event, or become a member, you support our efforts to create jobs and economic impact through the building of a film...

Win your own piece of the Oscars!

In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, Greater Cleveland Film Commission will be raffling off prizes from 2017 Oscar nominated and blockbuster movies! Winners will be drawn LIVE on our Facebook page on March 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm   “The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times” Book – CLICK HERE...

Film In CLE: Award Season Nominations with Local Ties

The excitement of award season in Hollywood has stretched all the way to the shores of Lake Erie this year, where award nominations and wins for Cleveland natives and transplants are everywhere! Chagrin Falls native, Lee Unkrich directed “Coco”, the film that tells the story of  Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a musician...

President Ivan Schwarz – Union Club Member Spotlight

The Union Club of Cleveland chose GCFC President Ivan Schwarz for the Member Spotlight section of their internal magazine this month, highlighting Ivan’s accomplishments as well as his future goals for our organization.  The Union Club is Greater Cleveland’s premier city club where business, civic, social and philanthropic leaders meet in friendship and shared purpose, striving for...

A Movie Experience Unlike Any Other

There’s really no moviegoing experience like seeing a new “Star Wars” the weekend it premieres. Whether it’s on opening night (like our exclusive GCFC event for “The Last Jedi”), or a Sunday matinee, there’s nothing like settling into a theater packed with like-minded fans as the lights go down, those trumpets sing and that familiar...