‘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:  Cleveland.com | 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:  Cleveland.com | 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


Russo Brothers launching Instagram show about classic movies and pizza

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You can add an Instagram show to the Russo Brothers’ already full plate.

“Russo Bros. Pizza Film School” premieres Friday, May 15 on the social media platform. Each week, Joe and Anthony Russo, Cleveland’s most famous movie directors, will interview a guest about a classic film over a slice of a pizza. The brothers will reveal the name of movie to be highlighted prior to each episode so that fans can watch it and take part in the discussion during the live shows. New episodes will stream every Friday at 8 p.m. on their Instagram page.



Source: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
May 08, 2020


Cleveland’s Russo Brothers working on ‘Extraction’ sequel, live-action ‘Hercules’

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The Russo Brothers are going back to the world of “Extraction.”

Cleveland native Joe Russo reached a deal to write the script for “Extraction 2,” Deadline reported Monday. The sequel (or prequel?) for the Netflix hit will be produced at AGBO, the entertainment company he runs with brother Anthony.




Source: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
May 05, 2020


NYC Mayor’s Office Leads Early Talks About Road Back For Film And TV Producers In COVID-19 Epicenter

Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is one of the signature shows produced in New York.







With production at a standstill in most of the world, the path back for New York-based film and TV producers is particularly fraught.

The city is the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 300,000 people infected and about 18,000 people dead.

In an effort to coordinate the early conversations about the restart, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is convening the first of two Zoom calls Thursday for those in the industry affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Hundreds of freelance filmmakers, craftspeople, producers and executives are expected to dial in given the swirl of uncertainty and the acute safety and financial hazards that lie ahead.







Source:  Deadline.com | Dade Hayes
April 30, 2020