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The Impact of a New Industry

If you’ve followed us at all over the last few years, chances are you’ve seen these numbers before: $400 million, 1,700 and $2.01. These numbers come from an economic impact study GCFC commissioned from Cleveland State University on the impact of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, for which Ivan Schwarz and GCFC fought to...

Industry Spotlight: Ricky Volante – Sports & Entertainment Attorney

What is your role in Cleveland’s media production industry? I wear a few hats. I am an attorney (at Buckley King) that focuses on clients in and issues related to the sport and entertainment industries. Additionally, I am working on producing content of my own, as well as acquiring original content of others. On the...

GCFC FAQ: How does the tax incentive work?

In 2009, GCFC President Ivan Schwarz wrote and worked to pass the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive, which has been the driver of much of our success in building Northeast Ohio’s media production industry. But how does it work? 35 states, including Ohio, have enacted a film tax incentive in some form over the last...

Movies Of Unusual Legacy: “The Princess Bride” at 30

This week marks the 30th Anniversary of the William Goldman classic, “The Princess Bride.” Three decades later, what stands out most about the film isn’t how equally funny and poignant it is. It isn’t the amazing characters like Inigo Montoya, Fezzik or Princess Buttercup and the amazing performers that brought them to life (Mandy Patinkin,...

New Site, Same Mission

Welcome to GCFC’s new website, complete with this new thing we’re trying that no one has done before: a blog. It is our hope that you will join us here periodically for insight into what we do here at GCFC day-to-day, to learn about what’s happening in the local media production industry, meet the people...