Thank you for your interest in supporting Film in Cleveland!
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is the only nonprofit dedicated to driving economic development and job creation by cultivating a robust film and television industry in Northeast Ohio.
GCFC was the driving force behind the passage of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit (OMPTC) in 2009. Since then, media projects in Ohio have generated $1.1 billion in economic impact and created 6,192 full-time equivalent jobs. For every dollar spent on the OMPTC, there is a $3.09 return on investment. More than 70% of Ohio’s film tax incentive spending occurs in Greater Cleveland, thanks to our work.
Behind those astounding numbers are real people. Did you know that 95% of people who work on a film set will never walk the red carpet?
Those are the people directly impacted by the work we are doing – local professionals who handle everything from cameras, lights, and transportation to catering, wardrobe, and makeup. Plus all those working for hotels, bars, restaurants, dry cleaners, coffee shops, and hardware stores that productions rely on when they come to town.
YOU can partner with us, and together, we will continue to build Northeast Ohio into a premier media production destination that creates jobs for our hard-working community members and generates millions in economic impact.
In 2019, the film and television industry reached unprecedented levels of output totaling $177 billion globally. It was showing no signs of slowing down until Covid-19 brought production to a grinding halt in 2020. While it’s still diminished compared to pre-pandemic levels, the media production industry has been one of the first industries to show signs of recovery. Why?
The industry’s strict set protocols and low cases of Covid-19 have proven to be effective, and cameras are ready to begin rolling again.
The pent-up backlog of content from the beginning of the pandemic is about to explode, and the GCFC is working hard to ensure that our region is lights, camera, ready to host the many productions that are looking to film here. How much production can we expect? That depends on the status of the OMPTC and whether it remains at a $40 million cap or is uncapped for the next budget year.
YOUR partnership will empower us to advance our mission:
Advocacy – Advocate and improve the OMPTC program, which is the first priority item for productions thinking about filming in Northeast Ohio.
Attraction – Attract productions from all over the world. GCFC is the sole entity in Northeast Ohio that facilitates production, whether in town for scouting or shooting. GCFC actively reaches out to producers, and decision-makers from studios all over the globe to promote our region as a place to film.
Workforce Development – GCFC is committed to helping train the local workforce to be ready for productions by developing relationships with film schools and programs, offering internships, info interviews, networking mixers, online FilmSkills training, and workshops with industry experts.
But we can’t do it alone. GCFC does not receive any funds from the media productions we work to attract here. We need YOUR help!
By joining us in our mission, you are making a statement that you, or your organization, are invested in the growth of this powerful industry that is part of the ongoing renaissance of Northeast Ohio.
Please consider becoming our partner in this important work! For questions, contact Development Coordinator Juli Johnson Piller at 216-344-7424 or [email protected].
GCFC Annual Sponsorships are valid for one year from the date of donation. GCFC Annual Sponsorships are tax-deductible for the maximum amount allowed by law. GCFC Annual Sponsors receive goods and services in exchange for their contribution. GCFC Annual Sponsors will be listed in all donor recognition listings unless requested to remain anonymous. Advance Screenings are offered monthly and in partnership with Allied Global Marketing, KimMossPR, and TheWrap. The designated contact person for the GCFC Annual Sponsorship will receive email notifications announcing the screenings when they become available. All GCFC Annual Sponsorships with social media and eNewsletter spotlights will provide all necessary copy, images, hashtags and links to the Development Coordinator. PLEASE NOTE: All screenings and events are subject to change.
* GCFC Swag Bag items available upon initial sign-up for sponsorship.
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