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Giving Tuesday 2023

While every Tuesday can be a “Giving Tuesday,” the official recognition of the event this year falls on November 28, 2023.  Giving Tuesday has been referred to as a “global generosity movement, unleashing the power of the people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.  In simpler terms, #GivingTuesday is a day where...

Networking a Greater Cleveland Film Commission Mixer: No Time To Be A Wallflower – Part 1

Networking has been described as “the process of making connections and building relationships.  These connections can provide you with advice and contacts, which can help you make informed career decisions.  Networking can even help you find unadvertised jobs/internships.”  If you are contemplating a career in the growing film production industry in NE Ohio or taking...

Help spread the word about “A Christmas Story” Official 40th Anniversary!

For the first time ever since making “A Christmas Story”…RALPHIE COMES HOME! The GCFC is honored to host Behind the Camera: “A Christmas Story” Official 40th Anniversary November 10th -12th at Cleveland Public Auditorium. Hear behind-the-scenes production stories with the entire cast during the Behind the Camera panel on Friday night in the Public Music...

Film Forward: A Social Profit Mindset Focused on Investment Impact

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is a workforce and economic development organization that is enhancing the growing film and media production industry in N.E. Ohio.   It is a vehicle used to achieve job creation and economic impact.  We are a 501(c)3 social profit that depends on investment to allow us the ability to do...

Universal Below the Line Traineeship: Shooting Stars

Universal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) team are proud to have partnered with the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) to source trainees for its Universal Below-the-Line Traineeship on the Peacock Original ‘Shooting Stars’, a LeBron James biopic focusing on the young life of the basketball star. It was produced by LeBron’s SpringHill Company, directed...

Lights, Camera, Action! Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Gets a Blockbuster Boost

Lights, camera, tax credits! On Friday, June 30, 2023, Ohio Legislators voted in favor of an increase to the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit. Since its passage in 2009, the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit has generated over $1.38 Billion in economic impact and created over 7,092 Full-Time Equivalent jobs in the state. With the...

URGENT: WE NEED YOUR HELP

Urge the Ohio Legislature to Enact House Version of HB 33 in Regard to the OMPTC With the new Ohio state budget in the process of being passed, we are once again facing an impediment to the continued growth of the film industry in Ohio. The House introduced a raised cap of $75 million per...

Where is kindness and compassion when we need it most?

Were we not put on this earth to serve others?  It is certainly not about the accumulation of the most toys.  News flash, it is unlikely all your stuff will be on flatbed trucks trailing behind your funeral procession when your time here is up.   Regardless of the color of one’s skin, place of origin,...

So, you want to be an actor?

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission kicked off Career in Films Week this first week of May to highlight potential career paths in the film and media production industry.  This celebration of jobs and skills in the sector is our way of drawing attention to the variety of positions available and how your skills may translate into...

How did we get so lazy with our speech?

Perhaps it’s just me, but do you ever feel like you are drowning in a sea of acronyms?  It seems like we’ve added the practice of abbreviation to everything in our lives.  The overuse of acronyms fits right along with technology-driven ways to squeeze more work into our days at the expense of faith, family,...