Immense Knowledge Leads To Appearance On Jeopardy

Joanna Pratt






Joanna Pratt a fun-loving and spirited local woman recently got to appear on the game show Jeopardy. Her episode airs Wednesday, June 10th at 7:30pm on channel 19 WOIO. “I joke that I have an immense wealth of useless knowledge,” she said with a full-hearted laugh. “I just felt the best place to showcase that would be on Jeopardy! I have always collected facts and could remember people, places and things. Ever since I was young, I have loved information and trivia.”




Source:  Villager | Heather Scarlett
June 10, 2020


A ninja in Cleveland: 10-year-old athlete makes it to American Ninja Warrior Junior finals

Nathanael Honvou competing in age group 9-10 on American Ninja Warrior Junior – Season 2







Nathanael Honvou, 10, likes breaking records. He started running when he was five years old and in 2015 was the fastest six-year-old to run the five-mile Johnnycake Jog in Painesville. He is attempting to break a pogo sticking record. And Honvou is the youngest kid to successfully climb the 14-foot warped wall in his Lyndhurst gym.



Source:  FreshWater Cleveland | Karin Connelly Rice
June 10, 2020


We Are All In This Together


We understand that these are difficult times for everyone. Please know that the Greater Cleveland Film Commission is keeping its finger on the pulse of the industry. We are constantly in touch with the studios and producers to remind them we are here for them and excited to support their productions when this passes.

From what we are hearing, although production is temporarily on hold, the industry will come roaring back to life when we emerge from this crisis. The need for content will be greater than ever, and Ohio is well-positioned to be incredibly busy.

The GCFC is currently supporting two feature films scheduled to shoot over the summer.  At least two other films are in the tax credit application process and are anxious to get started. We are also talking with several series and mini-series in development. And calls continue to come in from new projects seeking information on locations, permit processes and tax credit availability.

We are here for you, and as always, we’ll bring you all the crew and vendor opportunities as soon as we get notice. Our streets and neighborhoods will once again come alive with film crews at work!

‘I Know This Much Is True’ actress Kathyrn Hahn to appear in Greater Cleveland Film Commission online event

Kathryn Hahn and Mark Ruffalo star in HBO’s ‘I Know This Much Is True. (Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/HBO)








Actress and comedian Kathryn Hahn, who grew up in Cleveland Heights, is returning home (virtually, anyways) to be the first guest on the Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s “Between the Screens” show.

The online event will take place June 2 at 7 p.m. on Zoom with Q104 FM personality Jeremiah Widmer moderating. The conversation will “cover a wide variety of topics ranging from Hahn’s experiences in the entertainment business to how growing up in Northeast Ohio impacted her career,” according to a release.



Source: | Joey Morona
May 28, 2020



Clevelanders in Quarantine: catching up with Kathryn Hahn

Long before actress Kathryn Hahn was stealing scenes and landing acclaimed roles in Hollywood, she was known as “Jenny” on WKYC’s own children’s show “Hickory Hideout.”

“I just remember my dressing room was next to Leon Bibb’s! Like, that was like just the coolest, that was like, my childhood,” said Hahn in a recent Zoom interview with 3News’ Betsy Kling.




Source:  WKYC Channel 3 | Jessica Miller
May 28, 2020


What’s the status of ‘Cherry,’ the filmed-in-Cleveland movie from the Russo Brothers?

“Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo came home to Cleveland for three months late last year to shoot their latest movie “Cherry” with “Spider-Man” star Tom Holland.

In case you forgot about it while you’ve been sheltering in place, here’s an update:

The drama tells the true story of Nico Walker, a Clevelander and Iraq war veteran suffering from PTSD who robbed banks to support his heroin habit. Shooting wrapped in February, but the brothers have continued to work on the film while quarantined in their homes in California.

Source: | Joey Morona
May 24, 2020


Clevelanders in Quarantine: Catching up with Joe Russo

Joe and Anthony Russo have brought movie magic to their hometown of Cleveland – shooting several of their blockbuster films right here in Northeast Ohio.

But, that Hollywood sparkle has dimmed….for now.

In a recent Zoom conversation with 3News Russ Mitchell, Joe discussed the challenges facing the film industry.




Source:  WKYC Channel 3 | Jessica Miller
May 20, 2020

Greater Cleveland Film Commision President Evan Miller Zoom-ing Music Box Supper Club’s ‘CLE Stories & Film Café’

Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Evan Miller settles into his new office overlooking Lake Erie. CJN Photo / Skylar Dubelko









A story right out of Hollywood.

That’s what Greater Cleveland Film Commission’s new president, Evan Miller, plans to tell during the next Music Box Supper Club’s “CLE Stories & Film Café” affair.

“My Life as a Hollywood Agent — Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Evan Miller” takes place May 21 as a Zoom webinar.

“During normal times, the Music Box holds monthly film café events where they bring people from the local production community and local filmmakers to discuss their experiences in the industry,” said Orange native Miller, who recently moved to Brecksville.

“It’s just a fun way to engage the local production community and people who enjoy film. This is really the first time putting this together.”




Source:  The News-Herald | John Benson
May 18, 2020

Clevelanders in quarantine: Catching up with Steve Harvey

The sound stages of Hollywood are a long way from the streets of Cleveland, but Steve Harvey’s heart is never far from home.

“I miss the grit sometimes, you know, I grew up all on 112th and Superior, I went to Glenville High School…I’m in the glitz and glam business now but I miss the grit of Cleveland,” Harvey told 3News anchor Russ Mitchell.




Source: WKYC Channel 3 | Jessica Miller
May 18, 2020