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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...

Film In CLE: Award Season Nominations with Local Ties

The excitement of award season in Hollywood has stretched all the way to the shores of Lake Erie this year, where award nominations and wins for Cleveland natives and transplants are everywhere! Chagrin Falls native, Lee Unkrich directed “Coco”, the film that tells the story of  Miguel, a boy who dreams of becoming a musician...

President Ivan Schwarz – Union Club Member Spotlight

The Union Club of Cleveland chose GCFC President Ivan Schwarz for the Member Spotlight section of their internal magazine this month, highlighting Ivan’s accomplishments as well as his future goals for our organization.  The Union Club is Greater Cleveland’s premier city club where business, civic, social and philanthropic leaders meet in friendship and shared purpose, striving for...

A Movie Experience Unlike Any Other

There’s really no moviegoing experience like seeing a new “Star Wars” the weekend it premieres. Whether it’s on opening night (like our exclusive GCFC event for “The Last Jedi”), or a Sunday matinee, there’s nothing like settling into a theater packed with like-minded fans as the lights go down, those trumpets sing and that familiar...

#GivingTuesday Spotlight Sponsor

Today, we celebrate Giving Tuesday, a national celebration of philanthropy. As such, we’d like to spotlight one of our many GCFC supporters, Nick Kuhar, head of the Film Department at St. Edward High School, and let him tell you himself why he gives to GCFC: “I’m Nick Kuhar; I co-founded and chair the Film Department...

In Search of a Thanksgiving Classic

The beginning of the holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s almost Thanksgiving. Many of us will be traveling to a loved one’s house to sit down to a Turkey dinner with family and friends. Maybe you’ll watch some football. Maybe you’ll even watch a movie as you fight off a food coma....