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GCFC at Laurelive!

We had an amazing time at Laurelive 2017!It was such a great event, and as you can see, our GCFC beachballs were a big hit. They even got on stage!

GCFC Hosts Boys Hope Girls Hope for Career Day

Last month we had the privilege of hosting rising sophomores in the Boys Hope Girls Hope program for a presentation on what GCFC does, and of what all our individual jobs consist. It was a lot of fun talking about our different journeys to get where we are today, and help illuminate the path that...

Cleveland Screenings of Cleveland Stories

In a city filled with talented filmmakers, from time to time we are invited to screenings of new films that tell Cleveland stories. Here are a few we’ve had the privilege of viewing over the last month: EXACT CHANGE, Directed by Scott Plate, Written by and Starring Christine Howey Based on her moving one-woman play...

“White Boy Rick” Wraps in Cleveland

Congratulations to the film formerly known as “Untitled Detroit City Project,” which wrapped its Cleveland shoot last week. Thank you to all the local cast and crew that worked so hard on this film, and continue to set an example for what production professionals should be. Also, thanks to every business and location that worked...

“American Ninja Warrior” is a Hit in Public Square

Thank you, Cleveland! The Greater Cleveland Film Commission brought you “American Ninja Warrior”, and you turned out in droves to support the taping in Public Square and experience the NBC FanFest! For several days, Public Square turned into Ninja Central as the most intense obstacle course yet was constructed on the Superior Avenue portion of...

CSU Film School Chooses Frederic Lahey as Director

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) congratulates Frederic Lahey on his selection as the inaugural Director of the Cleveland State University (CSU) School of Film, Television and Interactive Media. The process to choose the Director was long and thorough, involving officials from CSU as well as GCFC President Ivan Schwarz. “Director Lahey is the right...

Where are they now? “Antwone Fisher”

We look back at movies that #FilmedInCLE and what some of the people involved are doing now.   ANTWONE FISHER, Writer/Co-Producer A Cleveland native, Fisher’s screenplay, based on his memoir “Finding Fish,” tells the story of Fisher as a young man in the Navy and his struggle to master his temperamental nature, address past abuse as...

Where are they now? “The Avengers”

We look back at movies that #FilmedInCLE and what some of the people involved are doing now.   JOSS WHEDON, Director – The creator of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” was helming only his second feature film, but his knack for snappy dialogue and meaningful character moments was on display throughout “The Avengers.” Recently, Whedon shocked Marvel...

McConaughey and Co. Seen Around Town

McConaughey Bowling at Mahall’s (facebook) As the Matthew McConaughey film known as “Untitled Detroit City Project” continues to shoot throughout Cleveland, more people have been spotting the Oscar winner on and off movie sets: Matthew McConaughey films scene for “White Boy Rick” in Cleveland’s Tower City – Cleveland.com Yep, that was Matthew McConaughey at Lakewood...

Assembling “The Avengers”, Five Years Later

Dear Friend of GCFC, Five years ago, Marvel’s “The Avengers” premiered and became the fifth highest grossing motion picture of all time. As many of you know, it was filmed in large part right here in Cleveland and surrounding areas. However, some might not know exactly how that all came about. In early Spring 2011, the...