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Phishing Scam Targeting CLE Crew

It has come to our attention that there is another potential identity phishing scam going around targeting Northeast Ohio film crew. One of our local crew members was contacted by Attic Films, or Attic Films Productions, saying they had a series of short films they were looking to film here.  They sent a fraudulent check...

The Fabulous Boomer Boys with Ivan Schwarz

Greater Cleveland Film Commission President & CEO Ivan Schwarz was recently the Special Guest of The Fabulous Boomer Boys, in honor of Oscars® week.   The Fabulous Boomer Boys and Ivan had fun, discussing the Cleveland Film scene, Ivan’s career, and what’s in store for Northeast Ohio’s media production industry in 2019.  Ivan discussed the...

‘I See You’ World Premiere at SXSW

Congratulations to I See You which will have its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March! I See You was one of several films made in Cleveland last summer. Out of over 100 production cast and crew members, 60 were local crew, 50 were local extras, and 16 local actors were cast in speaking roles!...

That’s a Wrap: ‘Queen & Slim’

Congratulations to the film Queen & Slim cast and crew for wrapping the Cleveland portion of their filming last week! Universal Pictures’ Queen & Slim, starring Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Jodie Turner-Smith (Nightflyers), filmed scenes on the east side of Cleveland over four nights last week, despite the formidable cold. Queen & Slim is the story of a couple...

Cleveland Connection to ‘Desolation Center’ at Slamdance Film Festival

There’s a Cleveland connection at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival with the U.S. premiere of the documentary film Desolation Center. This documentary is the untold story of Reagan-era guerrilla punk rock desert happenings that are now recognized as inspirations for Burning Man, Lollapalooza and Coachella. Directed by the events’ organizer, Desolation Center is the true story of...

Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Gaining National Attention

From directors to make up artists, those who work and want a job in the film and television industry are waking up to the notion that Ohio could be their next home. The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is spearheading work to increase the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit from $40 million to $100 million...

2019 Oscars® Cleveland Connection

The 2019 Oscar® nominations were just announced, and there are Cleveland connections to at least two of the nominees! Nominated for Best Animated Feature, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s local tie is Cleveland Native Brian Michael Bendis, former Marvel Comics writer and executive producer of the film. Bendis created the main character Miles Morales. Into The Spider-Verse also...

GCFC Partner Spotlight: Cohen & Company

As accountants and consultants, Cohen & Company knows a thing or two about being creative and innovative. Since first opening their doors in Cleveland more than 40 years ago, their story tells a tale of helping business owners in Northeast Ohio and beyond see their business from a new perspective, find opportunities and seize them....

2019 Golden Globe ® Cleveland Connection

Congratulations to executive producer Graham Yost for The Americans 2019 Golden Globe® win for Best Drama Series. Graham was a special guest at our Behind the Camera with Band of Brothers Reunion Event on November 10th, 2018. Graham wrote two episodes for the HBO series, which won six Emmy® Awards and a Golden Globe®. Graham also joined Band...

Cleveland Films ‘Native Son’ & ‘Them That Follow’ Selected for Sundance

Congratulations to Native Son and Them That Follow for being selected for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival! Native Son has been chosen as one of the films which will open the festival. Directed by Rashid Johnson, written by Suzan-Lori Parks, and produced by Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman, Native Son is a modern retelling of Richard Wright’s classic novel. A...