GCFC Fall Media Mixer

Join us for the GCFC Last Media Mixer of 2018 at Music Box Supper Club!

Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

Wednesday, December 19th
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Click HERE for Directions & Parking Info


GCFC Media Mixers are FREE networking events hosted by the GCFC for people who currently work in the media production industry, or those interested in working in the industry.

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

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Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties with Ivan Schwarz


Wednesday, January 30th
Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Cleveland History Center presents Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties, a weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past!  Free admission and open to all ages.

Pre Fixe 3-course dinner option is just $20!  This week’s menu includes The Hulk, Chicken Schwarma, and Superman Ice Cream.

Story topic this week…
Cleveland’s in the movies! The Avengers to the Rescue!
Ivan Schwarz puts Cleveland on the national screen. President of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, he is responsible for bringing such big-budget flicks as The AvengersCaptain America: The Winter Soldier and Draft Day to Cleveland. Under Ivan’s leadership, over 300 productions have been filmed in Ohio and he aims to create a full-fledged film industry in Cleveland.

Ivan Schwarz Bio
Ivan Schwarz has been President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) since 2007. He is committed to building a year-round, sustainable media industry through job creation, workforce development, and attraction of media productions to Ohio.

Ivan has over 30 years of experience in the film and television industry. Prior to joining GCFC, he was a Co-Producer on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers and a Location Manager on EntourageMy Name is EarlThe ComebackFrom Earth to the Moon, as well as on many other films and television programs. He has worked all over the world alongside top industry professionals like Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

While at GCFC Ivan has been involved in bringing to Cleveland many box office favorites such as Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers, Draft Day, Alex Cross, Funsize, Bad Grandpa, Take Shelter, Kings of Summer, The Fate of the Furious and most recently, Matthew McConaughey’s White Boy RickThe Last Summer, and All the Bright Places.

The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, – the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History CenterWe think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Cleveland’s should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

Band of Brothers Reunion (11/10/18)

See all our event photos on our Flickr Page!

See all our event videos on our YouTube Channel!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Each year, the GCFC holds a benefit called “Behind the Camera” where we invite a special guest(s) in the industry to share their experiences in film or TV. This year we were joined by actors from the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winning series Band of Brothers, as well as the Casting Director and one of the Writers.

The HBO Series had global talent and a local connection associated with the production. GCFC President, Ivan Schwarz was a producer on Band of Brothers.


Guest Appearances By

GCFC Summer Media Mixer (8/29/18)

Thanks for coming to the GCFC Summer Media Mixer!

After a busy summer, it was great to see everyone and share the updates
on more projects coming to film in Northeast Ohio this fall.

Currently scheduled for production is the film All the Bright Places and the series pilot for College.


‘Animal House’ 40th Anniversary Benefit (7/14/18)

 

Thank you for making our Animal House 40th Anniversary Benefit ‘a little bit louder now’
for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission on Saturday night!

We are so grateful to our event sponsors, our Pledge co-chairs Pam Blossom, Brent Buckley and Char Glatley,
our amazing GCFC volunteers and all who attended the Greatest Toga Party EVER!

Our Event Sponsors


See more event photos HERE

 

Silverspot Cinema VIP Grand Opening Reception (6/22/18)

Thank you to everyone who came out to the VIP Grand Opening Reception of the new Silverspot Cinema!

100% of the nights proceeds were donated to the GCFC to help us continue to
fulfill our mission of increasing media production and creating jobs in Northeast Ohio.

Visit www.silverspot.net to learn more about this new state-of-the-art dine-in theater created for the true film lover.

Russo Brothers Brunch (05/06/18)

Everyone that came to our “Avengers: Infinity War” private screening fundraiser
had the chance to win brunch with The Russo Brothers (directors of the film AND Cleveland natives).
Congratulations to our winners!

When you attend events, or become a member of the GCFC, you can have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like this that also help us continue to advance our mission of increasing media production and creating jobs in Northeast Ohio.

Thank you to fire food and drink for your hospitality and Chef Douglas Katz for the delicious brunch!

See what The Russo Brothers had to say about the GCFC and Cleveland!


See more events photos HERE!

GCFC Spring Media Mixer (05/02/18)

Thanks to everyone who attended the GCFC Spring Media Mixer was at Boss Dog Brewing Company!
About 150 local professionals came to network, find out what projects are currently filming in Cleveland, and heard about the latest updates for 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 in Northeast Ohio.


GCFC Media Mixers are FREE networking events hosted by the GCFC for people who currently work in the media production industry, or those interested in working in the industry!

These events are part of the GCFC workforce development efforts, always working to make sure our local professionals can network and share ideas about growing the media industry in Northeast Ohio.


See more event photos HERE!

“Avengers: Infinity War” Private Screening Fundraiser (4/26/18)

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our Private Screening Fundraiser, and thank you to our amazing volunteers and interns who helped make this night possible!

Congratulations to the winners of our Brunch with the Russo Brothers raffle!



Behind the Camera: “Inside Ivan’s Studio” Edition with Jamie Babbit & David Wain (3/2/18)

We were honored to host Cleveland natives and director/producers Jamie Babbit & David Wain as our special guests for Behind the Camera  last Friday! The night was full of laughter, stories of growing up in Ohio, and an overall theme of following your passion, no matter what obstacles you may face. Thank you to Jamie and David for sharing the evening with us, to our event sponsors, Key Private Bank, Cuyahoga Community College, and Playhouse Square for making this night possible, and for all of our guests who came out in support of #FilmInCLE by attending our event!