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Ohio’s First Stand-Alone Film School is Now Open!

Ohio’s First Stand-alone Film School is Now Open! “We are primed to be a player in this industry if we choose.” President and CEO Ivan Schwarz spoke passionately yesterday about the potential of the Cleveland film industry, and the importance of the CSU School of Film & Media Arts. The new school had its official...

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...

That’s a Wrap: ‘The Last Summer’

We want to say a huge thank you to the cast and crew of the The Last Summer, which recently wrapped production!! Movie’s like this help keep the spotlight on Northeast Ohio’s media production industry, providing jobs for our local professionals and generating economic impact. Hear what the crew had to say about the Greater Cleveland Film Commission...

That’s a Wrap: ‘Native Son’ & ‘I See You’

We want to say thank you to the cast and crews from Native Son and I See You, which have both wrapped production. Both productions helped keep the spotlight on Northeast Ohio’s media production industry, providing jobs for our local professionals and generating economic impact. Check out these photos from Native Son‘s Wrap Party!

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...

Show support for increasing the film tax incentive

Ohio House Bill 525 would create jobs for Northeast Ohio, and your representatives need to know you support it! Contact your State Representatives HERE House Bill 525 would increase the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit from $40 million to $100 million, allowing for the creation of many more new jobs for the state, but more...