WHAT A NIGHT!  THANK YOU!

WHAT A NIGHT! THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday night looking #dropdeadgorgeous on the black carpet. Our annual fundraiser brought in thousands of dollars to support the film industry in greater Cincinnati.

If you were there, we’d love to see your photos! Make sure you tag @FilmCincinnati on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - show off your zombie glam!

A special shoutout to our honoree, Tim Maloney. He and The Haile Foundation have been long time supporters of Film Cincinnati and we thank Tim for his loyalty.

There’s still time to support Film Cincinnati!

If you couldn’t make it, you still have a chance to support Film Cincinnati and the local film industry. Visit http://e.givesmart.com/p/:OM32X9E0M_c/e/ein/i/_Donate to make your gift and support Film Cincinnati’s work.

Film Cincinnati is a non-profit that depends on donations from supporters like you to keep the $50 million film industry thriving in our area. Help us continue to bring in stars like Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett and keep motion picture jobs In our area. Thanks again for supporting Film Cincinnati.

      Head up to the Rhinegeist rooftop, have a drink and hang with local industry people at Film Cincinnati’s industry happy hour on Thursday, 7/18 from 6p-8p.   We hope to see you there!

Join us! Industry Happy Hour | Thursday at Rhinegeist

CALL TO ACTION

CALL TO ACTION

Join us in Columbus on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:00 AM to testify for the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit

Film Cincinnati, Women in Film Present “Development 101”

Panel discussion, networking session to offer advice for beginning filmmakers

Cincinnati-area filmmakers have an opportunity to learn from some of the leading creators in cinema at a Film Cincinnati and Women in Film event, “Development 101,” a film salon and networking session on Tuesday, May 14 at 5 p.m. at the Cincinnati Club. The panel discussion and networking opportunities are designed to help beginning filmmakers prepare their projects for funding.

Headlining the panel is producer Gwen Bialic, returning to Cincinnati after serving as production manager for the Cate Blanchett/Rooney Mara film Carol. Also on the panel are Aymie Majerski, owner of Barking Fish Entertainment; Kristen Schlotman, executive director, Film Cincinnati; John J Cioffi, III, Chairman of Avenue A Films & Entertainment, and Sarah Lewis, entertainment and media attorney at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.  

“This is a rare opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to hear from some of the leaders in the industry,” said Schlotman. “It’s the chance to ask questions and get advice on how to bring a film project from concept to the screen.” 

Registration opens at 5 p.m. and the salon starts at 5:45 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be served. A networking session will follow at Barking Fish, 30 Garfield Place. Tickets are $40 for the public, $20 for members and $10 for students and are available at bit.ly/WIF_Tickets.

URGENT: Save Ohio Film Jobs

URGENT: Save Ohio Film Jobs

Film Cincinnati is reaching out to our state officials to strongly urge them to reconsider eliminating the tax credit and we ask our supporters to do the same. We believe to eliminate the tax credit is a GRAVE ERROR that will do great damage to our economy and to so many Ohio taxpayers who either work in media production, run a business that works with the media production industry or dream of someday working in this industry right in their own backyard. 

THE SUCCESS OF THE OHIO MOTION PICTURE TAX CREDIT IS REAL AND DEMONSTRABLE.  The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently reported that nearly 35,500 people are directly and indirectly (hotels, caterers, carpenters, dry cleaners, etc.) employed by the motion picture and television industries in Ohio, with total wages earned exceeding $1.2 billion. We ask our state leaders to keep the incentive in place so we can continue to grow this industry and make Ohio a global production destination so that we can bring even more jobs and economic impact to our great state.

Are you an actor, crew member or vendor?
Tell your lawmakers how YOU will be affected if the film industry leaves Ohio.

  • Copy and paste the letter below into your email, personalizing the greeting for each recipient:

  • Copy and paste the letter below onto your company or personal letterhead and mail to the appropriate recipient.

  • Call the Governor, Speaker of the Ohio House and President of the Ohio Senate to express your support using the letter below as a guide for your conversation.

    • Governor DeWine – 614-644-4357

    • Speaker Householder – 614-466-2500

    • Senator Obhof – 614-466-7505

  • Share these social media posts to Facebook and Twitter, and use #SaveOhioFilmJobs

For questions, please contact Film Cincinnati Executive Director Kristen Schlotman at 513-784-1744 or kristen@filmcincinnati.com

We strongly encourage that you personalize your emails, letters, and phone calls.
Use this letter as a template. 

Dear Speaker Householder:

I write to you today with a profound sense of urgency as a supporter of Film Cincinnati and Ohio’s growing media production industry. It has come to my attention that your office has proposed ending the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit and consequently pulling the plug on a successful industry poised for even greater growth.

The success of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit is real and demonstrable. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently reported that nearly 35,500 people are directly and indirectly (hotels, caterers, carpenters, dry cleaners, etc.) employed by the motion picture and television industries in Ohio, with total wages earned exceeding $1.2 billion. 

This is a successful program that is putting Ohioans to work and putting hundreds of millions of dollars into their pockets right now. These aren’t just people working on movies and television shows, but also small business owners who have found a niche supporting this industry or whose businesses have found more paying customers from the growth of the industry in Ohio. Making media content is the manufacturing of the modern age, and it creates economic impact wherever it is fostered.

In 2008, Georgia passed a motion picture tax incentive that transformed their economy to the tune of $9.5 billion of economic impact in 2017 alone and made them arguably the media production capital of the world. New Mexico has seen similar success with their incentive. Netflix recently bought Albuquerque Studios and plans to invest over $1 billion in the state by driving production there.

I can personally attest to the incredible impact of this program. (Insert your story here.)

Growing this industry is a chance to grow something special in Ohio. This is a chance to stop our state from hemorrhaging bright, young people and keep them engaged – and employed – with an industry that’s not only hip and exciting but expanding by the day and filled with tremendous opportunity. This is also a chance to bring skilled tradespeople back to Ohio to live, work, support local economies and pay state taxes.

I strongly urge you to reconsider eliminating the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit. To do so would be a grave error that would do great damage to our economy and to so many Ohio taxpayers who either work in media production, run a business that works with the media production industry or perhaps dream of someday working in this industry right in their own backyard.

Let us continue to grow this industry and make Ohio a global production destination so that we can bring even more jobs and economic impact to our great state.

A Good Night for Cincinnati at the Oscars

A Good Night for Cincinnati at the Oscars

While a Cincinnati-made movie didn’t bring home an Oscar at Sunday’s Academy Awards, it was still a good night for the city as two women from the area took home top awards for their categories.

      Film Cincinnati and our community partners welcome Christine Vachon of Killer Films for one night only!   She will share behind-the-scenes stories from her life and career as an independent producer.  She has produced award winning and nominated films, including  Far From Heaven ,  Carol  and  First Reformed .   Wednesday, March 6th  7pm  Jarson-Kaplan Theater  Tickets available on Feb 27th at Cincinnatiarts.org and at the Aronoff Center ticket box office  General admission $20     Students Free  Thank you to our community partners:  Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati   Northern Kentucky University | Electronic Media & Broadcasting  Women in Film Cincinnati   University of Cincinnati | Center for Film & Media Studies  Cindependent Film Festival  The Underground Academy of Cinematic Arts   Golden Lion High School Film Festival

The Film Cincinnati Speaker Series welcomes Christine Vachon of Killer Films in Cincinnati for one night only! She will share behind-the-scenes stories from her life and career as an independent producer.  She has produced award winning and nominated films, including Far From HeavenCarol and First Reformed.

The Sun Sets on Sundance

The Sun Sets on Sundance

“It’s exciting to have Film Cincinnati’s reputation and work play out on the Sundance stage

The Selling of Sundance

The Selling of Sundance

The Sundance premiere of the Cincinnati-filmed Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, reviews continue to pour in for the movie and, in particular, Zac Efron’s portrayal of mass murderer Ted Bundy. photo: Zac Efron and Lily Collins attend the premiere Friday night of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile at the Eccles Theater in Park City