Mister Rogers’ message about looking for the helpers during scary times couldn’t be ringing more true than right now. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” he said, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” As we’re all facing uncertainty around COVID-19, and when production work will return, it’s important to follow Mister Rogers’ lead, and “look for the helpers,” even look for the helper in ourselves.
Source: Greater Cleveland Film Commission | March 24, 2020
As you are probably aware, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has declared a state of civil emergency in response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County, as has Governor DeWine in the state. This is to create the flexibility needed for the city and state to respond effectively in the coming days. Today the Governor issued a ban on events larger than 100 people.
Source: Greater Cleveland Film Commission | March 12, 2020
In the wake of the cancellation of what would’ve been the 44th iteration of the Cleveland International Film Festival, organizers have put out a call for donations.
“We are heartbroken that, as a Film Festival Family, we will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44’s amazing films and talented filmmakers together,” reads the press release sent out earlier today. “However, we support the decisions made by Mayor Frank Jackson and Governor Mike DeWine to protect the health and safety of all Ohioans in the face of COVID-19.”
Source: Cleveland Scene | Jeff Niesel
March 18, 2020
Source: Deadline | Anthony D’Alessandro
March 18, 2020
With Cinemark shutting down Tuesday, the last of the major circuits alongside AMC, Regal, Cineplex Odeon, Marcus, Harkins and more, there really isn’t much left in regards to those cinemas braving the current coronavirus climate, which is also impacting restaurants, schools, gyms, bars, etc., across the U.S.
Source: WKYC Channel 3 | March 17, 2020
A South Euclid boy will step into the national spotlight next week as he competes for a national title.
Nathanael Honvou will compete against nine and 10-year-olds from across the nation on “American Ninja Warrior Junior.”
Source: Deadline | David Robb, Nellie Andreeva
March 17, 2020
As the wave of film and TV production shutdowns over the coronavirus pandemic is starting to subside, their staggering impact on below-the-line workers is starting to emerge. IATSE reported Tuesday that the COVID-19-related production suspensions snd event cancellations have resulted in the loss of 120,000 jobs held by its 150,000 members. A large number of those affected work in Hollywood production but IATSE also covers live events, conventions and all people-facing businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak.
Tessa LeBaron, an artist from Ashtabula, was commissioned to illustrate the composition book owned by Elle Fanning’s character in the movie All the Bright Places!
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The coronavirus has shut down sporting events and many entertainment venues and cultural institutions, but movie theaters remain open in Northeast Ohio and around the U.S.
Source: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona, cleveland.com
March 13, 2020
Cleveland’s annual festival, set to celebrate its 44th event and final year at Tower City Cinemas, has been cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus in Northeast Ohio.
COVID-19 CIFF STATEMENT:
While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44’s amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City’s obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.” – CIFF Executive Director Marcie Goodman
Source: Clevelandfilm.org | March 11, 2020
CIFF thanks its Film Festival Family for their support during this difficult time.
Cleveland directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo, the men behind the final two record-breaking “Avengers” films, are partnering with the greatest quarterback in NFL history.
Source: Cleveland.com | Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com
March 10, 2020