Angela Boehm Casting Making Mark in Cleveland Film

Angela Boehm Casting Studio, Cleveland OH, By Angela Boehm









SOURCE: The CSU Cauldron | Nick Hawks
September 29, 2020

When the film “Cherry” was being made in Cleveland, it required a lot of background actors. The film, directed by the Russo brothers and starred Tom Holland, needed a variety of younger-looking individuals. That’s where Angela Boehm Casting comes in.

“The Russo brothers don’t want to sit down and watch 50 or 100 videos per role, they want to see four or five,” said Angela Boehm, creator of Angela Boehm Casting. “So my job is to go ‘This is the role I have,’ look at everyone’s pictures, then show them [Russo brothers] who their five best options are in Cleveland to play this role.”



The Life and Times of Tower City Cinema

SOURCE: The Cauldron | Jack Brancatelli and Maggie Phillips
September 29, 2020

On August 31st Tower City Cinemas announced it would be closing its doors for good.

Located on the ground floor of Tower City Center, the movie theater had operated for nearly 30 years as the sole downtown provider for the classic movie-going experience (source).

This video examines possible causes for the theater’s closure and highlights the positive experiences the movie theater provided. We interviewed two former Tower City Cinemas employees–James Carter and Khristopher Mitchell–who shared their experiences behind the scenes at the theater. Also featured is Kevin Vaughan, a film professor at CSU, who shares his experience going to the theater and how its closure will impact Cleveland State University students.

While CSU students no longer have a downtown movie theater they can walk to, some Cleveland cinemas are currently open and are just a short bus-ride away. Check out upcoming showtimes for the Cedar Lee Theatre here and Chagrin Cinemas here.

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival goes viral Oct. 6-11 and offers outdoor family fun







SOURCE: | Joan Rusek
September 28, 2020

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio – For the past 10 years volunteers and staff with the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival gathered compelling, quirky and entertaining films from around the world to present to Chagrin Valley viewers in a variety of in-person venues. This year, Oct. 6-11, CDFF is bringing the same level of quality films to your living room or wherever you watch streaming video.

The festival includes 101 films from 32 countries, including topics such as the environment, the human spirit. The fest opens with “Playing with Fire,” featuring the Cleveland-based Grammy Award winner Jeannette Sorrell and her passion for classical music



Apple Takes on Netflix with First Oscar Slate: Tom Holland’s ‘Cherry,’ Sofia Coppola, and More

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SOURCE: IndieWire | Zack Sharf
September 26, 2020

With the announcement that Apple Original Films has acquired worldwide rights to Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Cherry” in a deal reportedly worth north of $40 million, the streaming giant continues to build its first Oscar slate. Apple has announced an early 2021 release for “Cherry,” and the Russo Brothers have been touting star Tom Holland as an Oscar contender for much of 2020. Holland stars as an Army medic in Iraq who returns home suffering from PTSD and becomes addicted to opiates and heroin.



‘Cherry,’ the filmed-in-Cleveland movie from the Russo Brothers, headed to Apple TV+

Tom Holland attends the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man Far From Home” at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Getty Images









SOURCE: | Joey Morona
September 25, 2020

CLEVELAND, Ohio – “Cherry,” the filmed-in-Cleveland movie from native sons Joe and Anthony Russo, will premiere on Apple TV+ in 2021.

The deal between AGBO, the brothers’ production company, and Apple Original Films for the world distribution rights to the film is worth north of $40 million, Deadline reported.



Hollywood Labor Unions & Management Finalize Return-To-Work Agreement

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SOURCE: | David Robb
September 21, 2020

Hollywood’s unions and management’s AMPTP finally have an agreement to return to work in the coronavirus era. Union sources say the deal took much longer to reach than they would have liked or expected.

The agreement means that the studios, networks, major companies and independent producers alike are cleared to resume production. The unions previously had adopted protocols called “Safe Way Forward” on June 12, and the Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee Task Force had issued return-to-work protocols on June 1.



34 Movies You Might Not Know Were Filmed in Cleveland

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SOURCE: Cleveland Scene | Arts & Culture
September 19, 2020

Cleveland has provided set locations for horror flicks, superhero blockbusters and a certain well-known 1983 Christmas movie. You know the names of a few, but probably not most of them.

All filming locations from IMDb.



Cut Cinema in downtown Canton serves up indie films with social distancing








SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal | Dan Kane
September 17, 2020

CANTON – Neil Weakland has been a fan of downtown Canton since his high school days at St. Thomas Aquinas, when he and friends would hang out at Muggswigz and wander the sidewalks.

He’s also a filmmaker whose 2014 feature “How To Change the World” was shown at the Cleveland Independent Film Festival and The Nightlight in Akron.

Combining these interests, Weakland has opened The Cut Cinema in the former Kathleen Howland Theatre at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW, which was for many years home to live theater performances.



North Coast Ventures and KeyBank to host three-part “Venture Flicks” series exploring entrepreneurship and creativity

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SOURCE: WKYC Channel 3 | Hope Sloop
September 16, 2020

CLEVELAND – North Coast Ventures is kicking off a new series with KeyBank, playing startup documentary films beginning this week.

The “Venture Flicks” series aims to inspire local entrepreneurs by highlighting the stories of how to make it in the fields of investors, technologists, and more.

After each film, North Coast Ventures will host a 30-minute panel discussion with subjects from the films.




SAG-AFTRA Answers Questions About Returning To Work, Lays Out Unresolved Issues With Management’s AMPTP








SOURCE: | David Robb
September 11, 2020

As negotiations between labor and management enter the home stretch for a final return-to-work agreement, SAG-AFTRA has issued a set of questions and answers about the “Safe Way Forward” protocols established by the industry’s unions and guilds on June 12 – including four of the issues that are still outstanding in their ongoing talks with management’s Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.