Since its beginning in 1987, Film Cincinnati has brought hundreds of films to Greater Cincinnati, plus thousands of commercials, music videos, documentaries and industrials. Once filmmakers choose Greater Cincinnati, Film Cincinnati helps them overcome production challenges. We involve filmmakers in our community by connecting them with local production crews and creative talent. We also facilitate permits, street closings, police, fire safety and any public or private location logistics.
Kristen Schlotman is the Executive Director of Film Cincinnati. She has been with the commission since 1997 and began by coordinating production. Her many credits include, The Blunderer, Carol, Miles Ahead, Ides of March, Secretariat, Dreamer, Traffic, In Too Deep, Seabiscuit and Elizabethtown.
Be sure to check back here often to find out the latest news on current productions and exciting new announcements.
That's why in 2010 we camped out at the state capitol to ensure the legislation was not only attractive to filmmakers but also backed by bipartisan support to ensure it's sustainability and long-term success. The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit that equals 30% off on eligible productions.
No matter the scope or budget of your film, we will work with you to find the perfect cast and crew above and below the line. When it comes to casting your film we've got you covered. Cincinnati is home to some of the best regional theater companies in the country and has long been the home of aspiring and accomplished actors of every level. Our people are as diverse as our architecture and can bring a multicultural authenticity to any location or period.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to talk about how we can help you crew-up for your Cincinnati experience. To get a look at our latest roster of Cincinnati based crew by department, click on the button below.
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In 2017 we will celebrate our 30th Anniversary. For the first time in our history we are broadening our reach and looking for trusted partners to be the pillars of our mission to support the art of Cinema in Cincinnati. To do this we are launching two new donation programs. The first is a new membership and rewards program that allows Cincinnati film lovers to make an easy donation to support our mission. The second is an innovative sponsorship opportunity called 30/30. See how you can participate in either program below.
As part of our 30th Anniversary we're looking to fill just 30 spots for our 30/30 partnership program, a bold new way for Cincinnati film lovers to help us reach our 30th anniversary fundraising goal of $900,000. A top tier contribution of $30,000 allows us to continue our mission and will be recognized on our website and at industry events. 30 of these and we’ve reached our goal.