Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project – Upcoming Screening

Congratulations to the Cleveland 48-Hour Film Project teams who completed filming!

The 48-Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop-off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends, and families.

The 48HFP is the world’s oldest and largest timed filmmaking competition – the granddaddy of them all. If you want the real deal, this is it. The 48HFP is all about creativity and fun. It’s also about community. For years the 48HFP has been helping local creative people connect to make films. These connections go beyond filmmaking – taking part in the 48 helps people find friends, collaborators, and jobs!

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Group A

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • 3 Loaves Productions Josh Bowman
  • Clewood Filmmakers Network Richard Rowland
  • Exonious Productions Brandon Zlotnik
  • Fix in Post Productions Michael Misel
  • [email protected] Mary Manos Mitchem
  • King Arthur’s Domain arthur pfaelzer
  • Negative Phil Anderson Rush
  • Shadow’s Cast Brandon Jester
  • Social Blender Eric ONeill
  • Team MegaMisfits Matt Frieden
  • Tomorrow Has Come Patrick Lafferty

Group B

Listed alphabetically, not by screening order

  • Burn to Shine Productions Lucy Turner
  • Creepin’ it Reel Dalton Felean
  • Dangerously Majestic Production Tristan Oliveria
  • Eloh’s eye films Eric Mills
  • Industrial Magic (& Light) Lou Graziani
  • Innovative Productions Alex DiGennaro
  • Jones Productions killian meehan
  • Kapan Productions Gwen Bueche
  • PB Films Phill Calvin
  • The Freke Showe B.J. Halsall
  • White Midnight Dr. Scott Brosius

From Cleveland, For Cleveland: An Interactive, Virtual Conversation Series

New event series “From Cleveland, For Cleveland” brings big talent back to their roots


If you’re a part of the film industry, an emerging actor or director, or even a fan looking to learn more about how your favorite stars got their start, then the new event series “From Cleveland, For Cleveland” is for you. 1st Team Actors Studio is proud to present this interactive, virtual conversation series featuring Lili Reinhart, Paul Raci, Mark Waters & Dina Spybey-Waters, Alan RuckTom Hanks, and Monica Potter at the historic Capitol Theatre in Gordon Square Arts District.

Each month from July through November, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from this venerable cast of actors and directors, all of which have their own connections to Cleveland. During a moderated talk hosted live via Zoom, each will discuss his or her unique perspective on the television and film industry and give advice to aspiring actors. VIP ticket holders will be able to ask questions of the featured guest and all are invited to network with with their peers at the conclusion fo the presentation.

SCHEDULE:
Moderated by Angela Boehm, Holly Fulger and Lauren Nichols

EVENT DETAILS:

Doors open at 6:00 pm and the interactive conversation begins at 7:00 pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.

Capitol Theatre
1390 W. 65th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102

For more information and to purchase VIP or general ticketing options, click below.

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MEET THE GUESTS: 

LILI REINHART

Lili Pauline Reinhart is an actress and producer who is proud to call Bay Village, Ohio her hometown.

She officially began her acting career when she decided to audition on a whim for an Olmsted Performing Arts musical production when she was 12. Many musicals and auditions later, Lili would meet her first manager and subsequently sign with her first agent. Lili is most well known for the role of Betty Cooper in the CW hit series “Riverdale” which has just completed its 6th season. You may also recognize her as the face of Cover Girl for the past two years as well. She has won several Teen Choice
Awards during her time on Riverdale and has amassed an Instagram following of almost 30 million people.

In the past two years, Lili has appeared in the critically acclaimed film “Hustlers” starring along with Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Keke Palmer. She also produced and starred in Amazon’s “Chemical Hearts” film which was the first project that introduced her to the producing side of the business. In the meantime, she has created her own production company (Small Victory Productions) and signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios for Film and TV. Small Victory will develop original and adapted content for film and television with a focus on modern young adult content that celebrates diversity and inclusivity.
Lili’s next film project to be released will be Netflix-produced “Plus/Minus” which is slated for a release this August. Reinhart can also add the title “Author” to her name as her debut collection of poetry “Swimming Lessons” became a New York Times best seller. Reinhart currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her dog Milo when she isn’t shooting Riverdale in Vancouver, British Columbia.

PAUL RACI

Paul Raci’s love and passion for music started at a very early age. The firstborn son of Deaf parents, they were concerned that with only ASL communication in the home there would not be enough auditory stimulation to model speech for him.  So they bought a radio, record player and a TV. And sometimes all three were blaring at the same time. Sinatra, Elvis, Paul Anka, Otis Redding, and James Brown were constantly playing in the house. In high school, when the Beatles arrived, Paul ‘s Deaf Mother bought him his first guitar. When he made his first recording, he remembers putting the 45 RPM record on the turn table, and his Mom putting her hands on the stereo, to feel the vibration, and then signing to Paul “Beautiful” When Paul was drafted in the Vietnam war, he joined the US NAVY and did two combat tours on the U.S.S. Coral Sea ( an aircraft carrier ) as a Hospital Corpsman.  When he returned, he started ROCKY, a band with influences of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith.  The Band became a favorite in the Chicago music scene. Paul’s mom would often sneak into a venue where ROCKY was playing and made friends with everyone from the bouncer at the door to the bartenders.

Attending the University of Illinois on the G.I. Bill, Paul started to explore acting and the theatre.  He was involved in countless productions in Chicago as a sign language interpreter as well as starting his own company, The Immediate Theatre, as an actor, where he was nominated for a Jefferson Award for his performance in Children of a Lesser God.  He also started to explore “shadow signing” with his partner Joyce Cole at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and would often be interpreting four different plays in rep at a time.

Paul Raci is a Veteran, a CODA, (Child of Deaf Adults), a Court Certified American Sign Language Interpreter, a musician, and the lead singer/signer for the Hands of Doom ASL Rock Band, a Black Sabbath Tribute Band. In LA, as an Actor he has done over 10 productions with Deaf West Theater, including Of Mice and Men, Medea, Equus, A Christmas Carol, and most recently the acclaimed award winning production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo in ASL.  Paul has been seen in many TV shows including Baskets opposite Zach Galifnakis, Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton, and Parks and Recreation opposite Amy Poehler.

Most recently, Paul can be seen in Sound of Metal, with Darius Marder writing and directing, starring opposite Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke.  Paul considers himself to have a Deaf Heart.  Being a part of Sound of Metal has his Deaf Heart overflowing with Gratitude.

DINA SPYBEY-WATERS

A petite, stage-trained blonde adept at portraying naive or off-center characters, Dina Spybey Waters first came to prominence in and won a Daytime Emmy Award for the leading role of an underage teenager in the fact-based HBO special, Lifestories: Families in Crisis: Public Law 106: The Becky Bell Story (1992). In 2000, she married director Mark Waters and eventually changed her professional name to reflect their union. The two collaborated on several projects, including Freaky Friday (2003) and HBO First Look: Just Like Heaven (2005). In the latter film, she delivered one of her best performances as Reese Witherspoon‘s protective, married-with-kids sister, veering adroitly between her trademark high-pitched comedic energy and convincing emotional moments.

Waters earned a B.F.A. in Acting from Ohio State University and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University, before beginning her career on stage. She had appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway plays, including Alan Ball‘s “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”, for which she earned a Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent, “Blue Light” and “The Shawl”, both directed by Sidney Lumet, and “The Iceman Cometh”, opposite Kevin Spacey.

MARK WATERS

Mark Waters was born on June 30, 1964 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Mean Girls (2004) 500 Days of Summer (2009), Vampire Academy (2014) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). He has been married to Dina Spybey-Waters since November 10, 2000.


ALAN RUCK

Alan Ruck is an American actor. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Parma,
Ruck became interested in the theater during high school and studied drama at
the University of Illinois. Ruck began his career in Chicago primarily on stage
as well as doing a few small parts in movies. He moved to New York in 1984
for his Broadway debut in “Biloxi Blues”. Ruck has over 100 film and
television credits and can currently be seen in “Succession” on HBO.

Some of his most memorable credits include “Twister” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” “Speed” and “Star Trek: Generations”.

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TOM HANKS

Tom Hanks is an award-winning actor, producer, and director. One of only two actors in history to win back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards, Hanks has starred in over 40 films, including FORREST GUMP, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, CAST AWAY, BIG,  PHILADELPHIA and A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. With his production company, Playtone, Hanks has produced several award-winning TV series and films including JOHN ADAMS, BAND OF BROTHERS, OLIVE KITTERIDGE, MAMMA MIA, and GREYHOUND. Hanks has received AFI’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

 

MONICA POTTER 

To say Monica Potter has played a variety of roles in life is an understatement. She’s an actress, producer, entrepreneur, inventor, designer, decorator, homemaker, and mom. And with every project, she brings passion, drive, creativity, and plenty of humor.

Distinctly identified by her portrayal of Kristina Braverman, Monica starred in six seasons of NBC’s acclaimed drama series “Parenthood.” Her emotional performance led to a 2014 Golden Globe nomination, a 2013 Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, a TCA Award nomination for Individual Achievement in Drama, and endless parenting questions by the show’s enormous fan base.

Before she left her mark on television, Monica exploded onto the big screen opposite Nicolas Cage in Michael Bay’s “Con Air.” She followed that up by starring with Robin Williams in the acclaimed feature “Patch Adams” and then with Morgan Freeman in the thriller “Along Came a Spider.”

Other bio-worthy credits include “Boston Legal”—which garnered a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series—TNT’s “Trust Me,” the CBS Miniseries “Reversible Errors,” “The Young and the Restless,” CBS drama “Wisdom of the Crowd, the blockbuster horror classic “Saw,” and the comedies “Head Over Heels” and “I’m With Lucy.”

Monica’s most recent television project was on Amazon’s “Goliath”. She was also seen in a docu-series for HGTV that tracked the emotional and hilarious renovation of her childhood home—starring her favorite ensemble cast… her family. Notably, Monica can be heard on QCode Media’s most recent serialized fiction podcast “Classified” in the role of Doctor Bell.

Monica and her family reside in Los Angeles, California and Cleveland, Ohio.

MEET THE MODERATORS:

HOLLY FULGAR, SAG-AFTRA

Holly Fulger is an actress, writer and producer born in Lakewood, Ohio.  She began her acting career at the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, before moving to Chicago where she worked as a member of the Remains Theater Ensemble. Ultimately moving to Los Angeles to work in television and film, she is best known for her roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie series, Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century, as Aunt Judy, and as Holly in the sitcom, Ellen.

In addition to her on camera career, an article she wrote caught the attention of a CNN producer whose interview led to Holly’s creation of the series, Speaking of Beauty, and The Hollywood Beauty Detective. In 2019, she founded the nonprofit, True Beauty Discovery, with the mission of empowering girls and women to understand that it is their individuality that makes them beautiful and powerful.

ANGELA BOEHM, CSA

Angela Boehm, owner of Angela Boehm Casting, began her career by founding and fostering the growth of Olmsted Performing Arts, one of Northeast Ohio’s premier arts centers. Angela has worked on feature films such as Judas and the Black Messiah, Cherry, Queen and Slim, My Friend Dahmer, The Fate of the Furious, and Whiteboy Rick. Angela’s passion for strengthening the local film industry, led to the founding of 1st Team Actors Studio, Cleveland’s premier on camera training program. She most recently was nominated for a prestigious Artios Award for her casting on Todd Stephen’s Swan Song.

 

LAURA BERRY, SAG-AFTRA

Lauren Berry is a Cleveland born actress who upon receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre, went on to LA to study with Groundlings, Tim Phillips, and Lesly Kahn & Co. Her favorite credits include Noah Baumbach’s White Noise, White Boy Rick, NBC’s Chicago Justice, Madtown, and the upcoming pilot After the 10th. She is Co Owner of 1st Team Actors Studio and loves helping local actors take their careers to the next level as they pursue their dreams in her hometown of Cleveland!

 

 


ABOUT 1ST TEAM ACTORS STUDIO:

1st Team Actors Studio is dedicated to bringing Hollywood-caliber training to Northeast Ohio. In addition to ongoing classes, the studio brings in professionals to teach masterclasses and workshops to students of all ages and skill levels. Instructors have extensive training from LA, New York, and other large markets, as well as on-set experience and credits. From directors to agents, managers and actors, our team is uniquely connected in the film industry.

To learn more, visit https://angelaboehmcasting.com/1st-team.

GCFC Summer Media Mixer (07/20/2022)


Thank you for joining us for the GCFC Summer Media Mixer!


Thank you to everyone who attended our summer mixer!

Media Mixers are FREE networking events that allow current and aspiring film professionals to network with each other, and learn what’s filming in Northeast Ohio, and what’s new for the GCFC.

Attendees are encouraged to meet new people and talk about upcoming projects and potential opportunities. These events are part of the GCFC’s Workforce Development efforts, always working to make sure our local professionals can network and share ideas about growing the media industry in Northeast Ohio.

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION Opening Night Screening (06/09/2022)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our exclusive opening night screening of JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION!

Presented by our “T. Rex” Sponsors

                   

With special thanks to our “Raptor” Sponsor

Dinosaur photo opportunity courtesy of


The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to driving job creation and economic impact by supporting a thriving and adaptive film and television industry in Northeast Ohio. Since 2009, media projects in Ohio have generated more than $1.2 billion in economic impact and created 6,192 full-time equivalent jobs, thanks to our work.

As a nonprofit, the GCFC doesn’t receive any proceeds from the productions that film here. Every dollar we raise has a direct impact in building a sustainable and lucrative industry that creates jobs in our region.

The GCFC presents film screenings like this one to bring people together and to help fund these programs:

All proceeds from this screening will help fund our D.E.I and education programs.


GCFC at FAN EXPO Cleveland, Formerly Wizard World (05/01/2022)

We want to thank everyone who visited our booth and attended our two panels at FAN EXPO Cleveland!

It was great to see so many familiar faces and make some new friends too. Check out some of our best red carpet moments from the weekend, and a look at our panels!

GCFC PANELS:

THE MOVIE BIZ IN THE CLE: MOVIE JOBS & MOVIE MONEY
Panelists:
Lillian Pyles, CSA  •  Lillian Pyles Casting
Angela Boehm, CSA  •  Angela Boehm Casting
Allison Smith Newsome  •  Moderator
Bill Garvey  •  GCFC President

Just before you watched the latest Marvel post-credit scene, hundreds of names scrolled by while you patiently waited. Each of those names is a real person who makes their living working in the film industry. Join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission and guests Lillian Pyles, Angela Boehm, and moderator Allison Smith Newsome for an inside look at how the nonprofit organization’s mission to bring film and TV production to Northeast Ohio is creating thousands of jobs and generating millions of dollars of economic impact right here.

 

Lillian Pyles, CSA  • Casting Director

Her long career of casting contributions to the film and television industry include many Blockbuster movies and even an Oscar-nominated film. She has worked with an array of reputable actors like Meg Ryan, John Travolta, and Daniel Kaluuya to name a few. Directors she has worked with include the likes of Denzel Washington and Malcolm D. Lee. Major motion picture studios on her resume list Paramount Pictures Columbia, Sony, Fox Searchlight, and other top production companies with whom she’s worked. NBC, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, and Netflix (just to name a few) are broadcast networks, cable networks, and streaming services in her repertoire. Included in her professional career are also many shorts, independents, industrials, and commercials. Lillian has been voted a member of CSA (Casting Society of America), the premier organization for casting directors in film, television, theater and new media. Casting Directors affiliated with the Casting Society of America are committed to maintaining the highest levels of professionalism & ethical responsibility.

Angela Boehm, CSA • Casting Director 

Angela Boehm, owner of Angela Boehm Casting, began her career by founding and fostering the growth of Olmsted Performing Arts, one of Northeast Ohio’s premier arts centers. Over the years, Angela Boehm branched into the film industry, taking the best and brightest from the stage to the silver screen. Angela has worked on feature films such as Fast & Furious 8, Judas & The Black Messiah, White Noise, Cherry and Whiteboy Rick. As a trusted name in the entertainment community, Angela Boehm Casting has connections with agents in major cities throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, and beyond. With a database of over 15,000 SAG and non-union actors and a strong team of individuals working from Angela Boehm Casting’s own casting studio, Angela Boehm Casting is able to ensure every project receives the perfect cast.

Allison Smith Newsome • Moderator

Allison is a health, employment, and IP associate attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and a Greater Cleveland Film Commission Board member. She has also been the host of the Solution: Community Conversation Series since 2020. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Allison is a proud transplant to the Cleveland community and now warmly calls it home.

 

Bill Garvey • GCFC President

Bill Garvey, President of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, is a former motion picture & television location manager and scout with 26 years of experience. He recently won the Location Managers Guild International Award for best period location management for his work on the academy award winning Judas & the Black Messiah (Warner Bros, starring Daniel Kaluuya). His credits include White Noise (Netflix, starring Adam Driver), Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix, starring Amy Adams & Glenn Close), Fast & Furious 8: Fate of the Furious (Universal Pictures, starring Vin Diesel & The Rock), Captain America: Winter Soldier (Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans), The Avengers (Marvel Studios, starring Robert Downey Jr), and over 30 other feature films, over a dozen TV Shows, and dozens of national & local TV Commercials.

 

MOVIES: CLEVELAND TAKES THE LEADING ROLE
Panelists:
Bill Garvey  •  GCFC President
Mike Wendt  •  GCFC Production Coordinator

Why does Hollywood love to film in Northeast Ohio? Locations, locations, locations! From skyscrapers to small towns, beachfront to backwoods, Cleveland has the unique ability to transform itself into almost any location filmmakers need it to be. Join Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Bill Garvey and GCFC Production Coordinator Mike Wendt as they take you behind the scenes of some of your favorite movie locations that are right in your backyard.

Bill Garvey • GCFC President

Bill Garvey, President of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, is a former motion picture & television location manager and scout with 26 years of experience. He recently won the Location Managers Guild International Award for best period location management for his work on the academy award winning Judas & the Black Messiah (Warner Bros, starring Daniel Kaluuya). His credits include White Noise (Netflix, starring Adam Driver), Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix, starring Amy Adams & Glenn Close), Fast & Furious 8: Fate of the Furious (Universal Pictures, starring Vin Diesel & The Rock), Captain America: Winter Soldier (Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans), The Avengers (Marvel Studios, starring Robert Downey Jr), and over 30 other feature films, over a dozen TV Shows, and dozens of national & local TV Commercials.


Mike Wendt • GCFC Production Coordinator

Mike Wendt is an award-winning director, producer, and location manager/scout. He currently is the Production Coordinator for the GCFC. He has worked on films such as Captain America: Winter Soldier, Fate of the Furious, My Friend Dahmer, and White Boy Rick. His first feature length documentary The End Of The World As We Knew It was a selection of the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival and his short film Goodbye, Ohio played numerous film festivals.

GCFC D.E.I. Program Spotlight: “Silent Partner” Short Film (04/07/2022)

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission was proud to be the Community Partner of the short film SILENT PARTNER at the 46th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival!


Northeast Ohio native Roderick Lawrence is SILENT PARTNER’s creator, producer and lead actor.

Learn more about SILENT PARTNER at silentpartner-film.com and blackmanfilms.com.
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the free panel with the filmmakers!


Roderick Lawrence: Creator, Producer, Lead Actor (Silas Jones)

Roderick is the Co-Founder of Black Man Films. An unapologetic Blacktivist, he helped start many Black Lives Matter initiatives in the Broadway and acting communities. He has been active with civil rights groups in his native Cleveland and NYC. A 2020 AUDELCO nominee, his credits include Simba in Disney’s THE LION KING National Tour, Ramses in the Broadway- bound THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, Othello in John Leguizamo’s OTHELLO: THE REMIX, and Floyd Barton in August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS. BM, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.

 

 


Salma Qarnain: Producer, Black Man Films

A Pakistani-American who was born in Scotland, Salma has held senior executive positions across Aerospace, Internet, Entertainment and Education. As a producer, she has earned 30 Helen Hayes Nominations and 9 Awards; as an artist (professional name Salma Shaw), she is a two-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, an AUDELCO nominee and a member of SAG•AFTRA, AEA and Equity (UK). B.S., Stanford; S.M., MIT; MBA, Harvard Business School. Currently earning a doctorate at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, with a focus on organizational behavior in a digital world.

 

Derryl Strong: Associate Producer, Gaffer & Drone Operator, Actor

Derryl has been a creative in marketing for over 30 years with specialties in photography, design, motion, and experiential, having won various Addy’s in those specialties. During that span, he shot and/or directed multiple commercials. In 2012, he was the cinematographer for IMMUNE, a short film that made its way through a few film festivals, notably the Miami International Film Festival. He is currently the Creative Director of Experiential and Design at Adcom in Cleveland, OH.

 

 


Allison Smith Newsome: Moderator

Allison is a health, employment, and IP associate attorney at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and a Greater Cleveland Film Commission Board member. She has also been the host of the Solution: Community Conversation Series since 2020. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Allison is a proud transplant to the Cleveland community and now warmly calls it home.

 

GCFC Spring Media Mixer (04/07/22)

Thank you to everyone who attended the GCFC Spring Media Mixer!


The GCFC was excited to host the first Media Mixer of the year at Music Box Supper Club. Mixer attendees got to hear the latest updates regarding the Cleveland Film industry, including what’s filming next and how to get more involved with the work we’re doing.

Check out some photos from our event:

 

International Women’s Day Summit 2022 (03/05/2022)

HERstory: Celebrating the power of women’s voices in law, film, and beyond.


The GCFC was honored to help present and celebrate #InternationalWomensDay today at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association‘s International Women’s Day Summit! This year’s theme was #BreaktheBias and focuses on HERStory: Celebrating the power of women’s voices in law, film, and beyond.
Be sure to check out the documentary 9to5 – The Story of a Movement on Netflix, featuring the Cleveland Working Women’s Movement.

Hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Co-Presented by Cleveland State University School of Film and Media Arts, Greater Cleveland Film Commission, and Ohio Women’s Bar Association

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GCFC PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WORKSHOP (01/29/2022)


Thank you to everyone who attended our Production Assistant Workshop!

This workshop was one of the largest workshops we’ve ever hosted. We were very excited to be able to present this intro into the film industry and get locals ready to work on the next #ClevelandFilm.

Special thank you to our panel guests, Production Manager Kate Amer, and Production Accounting Assistant Carol Oppenheim. Thank you also to our partners at Cuyahoga Community College for providing the venue and the free parking.


PANELISTS:

BILL GARVEY

Bill Garvey, President of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, is a former motion picture & television location manager and scout with 26 years of experience. He recently won the Location Managers Guild International Award for best period location management for his work on the academy award winning Judas & the Black Messiah (Warner Bros, starring Daniel Kaluuya). His credits include White Noise (Netflix, starring Adam Driver), Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix, starring Amy Adams & Glenn Close), Fast & Furious 8: Fate of the Furious (Universal Pictures, starring Vin Diesel & The Rock), Captain America: Winter Soldier (Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans), The Avengers (Marvel Studios, starring Robert Downey Jr), Shutter Island (Paramount Pictures, starring Leonardo DiCaprio), Spiderman 2 (Columbia Pictures, starring Tobey Maguire), National Treasure (Walt Disney Pictures, starring Nicholas Cage), The Manchurian Candidate (Paramount Pictures, starring Denzel Washington), and over 30 other feature films, as well as 4 seasons of The Sopranos (HBO, starring James Gandofini), 4 seasons of Law & Order (NBC, starring Sam Waterson & Jerry Orbach), a dozen other TV Shows, and dozens of national & local TV Commercials.

KATE AMER

Kate Amer is a producer, AD, production manager, and production coordinator with over 25 years experience in the film industry. She has worked on films such as Syriana (starring George Clooney and Matt Damon), Stranger than Fiction (with Will Ferrell), The #23 (starring Jim Carey), The Soloist, Whip It ( Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut), The Avengers, Journey to the Mysterious Island (with Dwayne Johnson). She is a DGA first AD with years of experience in commercials and music videos. In 2012 Kate moved into Television production, producing shows for AMC including Turn: Washington’s Spies, The Son, NOS4A2, and most recently, The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

MIKE WENDT
Mike Wendt is an award-winning director, producer, and location manager/scout. He currently is the Production Coordinator for the GCFC. He has worked on films such as Captain America: Winter Soldier, Fate of the Furious, My Friend Dahmer, and White Boy Rick. His first feature length documentary The End Of The World As We Knew It was a selection of the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival and his short film Goodbye, Ohio played numerous film festivals.

CAROL MAPLE OPPENHEIM
Carol Maple Oppenheim is a retired local Production Accounting Assistant and GCFC Board Member. She worked on Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Marvel), The Kings of Summer, Jenny’s Wedding, With This Ring (Lifetime TV movie), and Survivor’s Remorse (Starz TV show).

GCFC Year End Media Mixer (12/16/21)

Join us for our Year End Media Mixer!

December 16th, 6:00-9:00PM 

Market Garden Brewpub & Restaurant

1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113

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Come hear the latest updates for all things #ClevelandFilm! 

Media Mixers are FREE networking events that allow current and aspiring film professionals to network with each other, learn what’s filming in Northeast Ohio, and what’s new for the GCFC.

Attendees are encouraged to meet new people and talk about upcoming projects and potential opportunities. These events are part of the GCFC‘s Workforce Development efforts, always working to make sure our local professionals can network and share ideas about growing the media industry in Northeast Ohio.

The West Side Market parking lot can be accessed from Lorain Avenue just east of the Market and from W. 24th Street which is off Bridge Avenue. View this map for a full list of neighborhood parking options.