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GCFC Partner Spotlight: fire food and drink

Chef Douglas Katz, a native Clevelander and owner of fire food and drink on historic Shaker Square, is an advocate for all things Cleveland and its unique neighborhoods.  For almost 18 years, he has overseen the success of fire food and drink, in addition to serving as the Chef Partner at Provenance at The Cleveland...

GCFC Member Spotlight: Bernie Golias

For automotive enthusiast and historian, GCFC Member Bernie Golias, being a part of the excitement and opportunities in Cleveland’s film industry gives him a sense of how it must have felt to be alive during the birth of the automotive industry. “To me, Cleveland was ‘The Original Motor City’ as it led the way with...

GCFC Member Spotlight: Carol Maple Oppenheim

It’s fitting that long-time supporter turned GCFC Member, and retired local crew member, Carol Maple Oppenheim is featured in this month’s spotlight; she first got her start in the Cleveland film scene in August 2011 when she was cast as a German pedestrian extra in The Avengers!  “Before The Avengers, working in the film business had never...

Your house could be in a movie!

Your house could be featured in the next Cleveland blockbuster! We are adding more homes to our Locations Database, and want to add yours!  We need houses that are big, small, old, new, lakefront, in the woods, you name it.  The more variety we have in our database, the more options we can provide to...

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...