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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...

GCFC Member Spotlight: Johnny Wu

GCFC Member, and local filmmaker, Johnny Wu will premiere his film Innerself on Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 pm at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7! Johnny has been involved in the Cleveland film community since 1998 (the same year the GCFC was founded). He has seen it grow firsthand, and sees Cleveland as a real hub for...

‘I See You’ – Film in CLE, Summer 2018

We are so excited to have I See You filming in Cleveland this summer! I See You is a thriller directed by Adam Randall (Netflix’s iBoy) and written by Devon Graye. The film will star Helen Hunt (Twister) as the wife of a lead investigator in a child abduction case which has brought a spotlight onto a case from the...

‘The Last Summer’ – Film in CLE, 2018

We are so excited to have The Last Summer filming in Cleveland this summer! The Last Summer is a romantic comedy starring K.J. Apa (Riverdale), Maia Mitchell (The Fosters), and Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner). The film follows a group of friends as they spend their ‘last summer’ together before college as they get ready to take control of their...

What to Expect as a Movie Extra

You may have seen some of the recent postings on our site that say: “EXTRAS NEEDED” or “CASTING CALL FOR EXTRAS”. Many of you may have been an extra on one or more of the films that have shot in Ohio, but for those of you who do not know what the experience is like,...

GCFC Community Partner for ‘HAL’ Documentary at CIFF

  The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is proud to be a Community Partner of the Cleveland International Film Festival and the sponsor of the documentary feature ‘HAL’ Save $2 on tickets by using the discount code: GCFC. Get tickets HERE. SUMMARY: There are films that make money and there are films that endure. Renegade director...

And the winners of the Oscar Raffle are…

In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, Greater Cleveland Film Commission raffled off prizes from 2017 Oscar nominated and blockbuster movies! Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets.  When you buy raffle ticket, attend an event, or become a member, you support our efforts to create jobs and economic impact through the building of a film...

Win your own piece of the Oscars!

In honor of the 90th Academy Awards, Greater Cleveland Film Commission will be raffling off prizes from 2017 Oscar nominated and blockbuster movies! Winners will be drawn LIVE on our Facebook page on March 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm   “The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times” Book – CLICK HERE...

Bill Would Increase Ohio’s Film Tax Credit

Cleveland.com’s Laura Hancock recently interviewed President and CEO Ivan Schwarz to talk about the new bill, House Bill 525, which would increase the Ohio Film Tax Credit from $40 million to $100 million, allowing for the creation of many more new jobs for the state, but more specifically, for Northeast Ohio.  ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE A...