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Ohio doubles tax credit to lure more movie production

By Tim FeranThe Columbus Dispatch   “This is just one of many pieces falling into place to create hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in positive economic impact for the region,” said John Daugherty, executive director of the Greater Columbus Film Commission, in a statement. “We have a lot of work to do, but with […]

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Increase in Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Program gives local film industry big boost

Brian Mains CINCINNATI — Ohio’s film industry received a big boost Thursday when Gov. John Kasich signed a bill doubling the tax incentive credits available for out-of-state movie producers starting in July. The bill passed by the Ohio Legislature doubles the yearly Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit Program cap from $20 million to $40 million. […]

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Lawmakers increase film tax credits

By Michael D. Pitman Ohio lawmakers have supported a measure that doubles the number of tax credits that would allow more movies to be made in the state, continuing momemtum for an industry that has had a $54 million-plus economic impact on the Cincinnati region alone. The Ohio House Finance Committee approved House Bill 475 this past Tuesday, […]

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Ohio out of money for film crews

By Chelsey Levingston Staff Writer At one point, Hamilton actually lost production of the movie “Tiger” to another filming site, and the director of Film Hamilton is worried about losing more projects despite the city’s successful run of luring now four films to tape here. In between the time Southwest Ohio was scouted for places to […]

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Ohio Film Group Launches State of the Art Digital Post-Production House

COLUMBUS, OH–(Marketwired – Oct 5, 2015) – After months of preparation and construction, the Ohio Film Group (OFG) announced the launch of its state-of-the-art digital post-production facility on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). OFG, a start-up media services company with a focus on post-production support for feature films, television […]

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Film tax credit still boffo in Cleveland and Ohio: editorial

It’s not called the silver screen for nothing. Since 2009, box office bargain-hunters have contributed more than $300 million to the Northeast Ohio economy, according to Ivan Schwarz, rainmaker at the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. For the last six years, Tinsel Town tightwads have had their wallets wooed here by the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive – a […]

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Ohio tax credits woo films to Northeast Ohio

By Carol Harper, The Morning Journal A tax credit of up to 35 percent is attracting production companies who film movies or television shows in Ohio and hire local talent. Next week, Lorain actor Kenny Santiago Marrero said he starts work on “My Blind Brother,” a feature comedy film, at spots along the Lorain lakefront. “It’s […]

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Movie studio opens at Land of Illusion for filming

By Chelsey Levingston Staff Writer MADISON TWP. — A studio for film, television and video production has opened on the grounds of the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park outside Middletown, the park’s owner announced Friday. Land of Illusion runs only a limited time each year. Opening the 110-acre venue in the off-season to film crews […]

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Ohio tax incentives for film, TV projects total nearly $44M

HAMILTON, Ohio — Ohio has given nearly $44 million in tax incentives to movie, television and commercial crews since 2010 in an effort to lure the film industry to the state, records show. About 50 movies, TV shows, commercials and video games have been made in Ohio since 2011, the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reported (http://bit.ly/1Nx2xuh ). […]

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Valley musicians score with the movie industry

By GUY D’ASTOLFO dastolfo@vindy.com A film score is like a car. When it’s good, you don’t notice it. So says composer Todd Maki, who is the founder and director of the Youngstown Scoring Stage. It’s a unique service. In a nutshell, Maki, of Canfield, will obtain a contract from a film or television producer, and […]

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