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Thank you for your interest in supporting Film in Cleveland!

The Greater Cleveland Film Commission (GCFC) is the only nonprofit dedicated to driving economic development and job creation by cultivating a robust film and television industry in Northeast Ohio.

GCFC was the driving force behind the passage of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit (OMPTC) in 2009. Since then, media projects in Ohio have generated $1.38 billion in economic impact and created 7,092 full-time equivalent jobs.  More than 70% of Ohio’s film tax incentive spending occurs in Greater Cleveland, thanks to our work.

Behind those astounding numbers are real people. Did you know that 95% of people who work on a film set will never walk the red carpet?

Those are the people directly impacted by the work we are doing – local professionals who handle everything from cameras, lights, and transportation to catering, wardrobe, and makeup. Plus all those working for hotels, bars, restaurants, dry cleaners, coffee shops, and hardware stores that productions rely on when they come to town.

YOU can partner with us, and together, we will continue to build Northeast Ohio into a premier media production destination that creates jobs for our hard-working community members and generates millions in economic impact.

YOUR partnership will empower us to advance our mission:

Advocacy – Advocate and improve the OMPTC program, which is the first priority item for productions thinking about filming in Northeast Ohio.

Attraction – Attract productions from all over the world. GCFC is the sole entity in Northeast Ohio that facilitates production, whether in town for scouting or shooting. GCFC actively reaches out to producers, and decision-makers from studios all over the globe to promote our region as a place to film.

Workforce Development – GCFC is committed to helping train the local workforce to be ready for productions by developing relationships with film schools and programs, offering internships, info interviews, networking mixers, online FilmSkills training, and workshops with industry experts.

But we can’t do it alone. GCFC does not receive any funds from the media productions we work to attract here. We need YOUR help!

By joining us in our mission, you are making a statement that you, or your organization, are invested in the growth of this powerful industry that is part of the ongoing renaissance of Northeast Ohio.

Please consider investing in this important work! For questions, contact Chief Diversity Officer, VP Corporate & Community Engagement Lowell Perry Jr. at 216-499-3915 or [email protected].

Every GCFC Investor will receive the GCFC Monthly eNewsletter in their inbox and an invitation to the quarterly GCFC Media Mixers, plus these other exclusive benefits:

GCFC Partnership Conditions
While the GCFC is appreciative of your investment, acceptance of that investment and status as a GCFC Partner should not be construed as an official endorsement of any Partner product, goods, or services. GCFC Partnerships are valid for one year from the date of investment and are non-transferable. GCFC Partnerships are tax-deductible to the maximum amount allowed by law. GCFC Partners receive goods and services in exchange for their contribution, the value of which may exceed the contribution, depending on the level of use. Therefore, it is up to the Partner to determine the tax-deductible value of their investment. GCFC Partners will receive GCFC Swag Bag upon initial investment only. GCFC Partners will be listed in all donor recognition listings unless requested to remain anonymous. Free advance screenings are offered monthly to Bronze Level Members and above, and in partnership with Allied Global Marketing and KimMossPR. The designated contact person for the Partnership will receive email notifications announcing the screenings as they become available. Advance screening seat availability is limited and is first come, first-served. GCFC Partners are not guaranteed seats at screenings. Please note: All screenings and events are subject to change.

For Partnership questions, please contact GCFC Chief Diversity Officer, VP Corporate & Community Engagement Lowell Perry Jr. at [email protected] or 216-499-3915.

GCFC Donor Privacy Policy
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform’, includes the Greater Cleveland Film Commission website), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.