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Locally Made Mockumentary Rakes In Festival Noms

Hope Madden Hope Madden Locally Made Mockumentary Rakes In Festival Noms

Mark Stewart wears many hats. He consults, does video work for the non-profit Move to Prosper, and sits on the board of directors for Mid-Ohio Food Bank. He’s also a filmmaker—apparently a pretty good one. Mock and Roll is his first screenplay, and it’s already racking up nominations on the film festival circuit. “I retired […]

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The Confluence Cast: 2016 Summer Movie Season Letdown

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: 2016 Summer Movie Season Letdown

It was not a good summer for movies. That’s according to Hope Madden, Columbus Underground’s movie reviewer who, in anticipation of the unofficial end of the summer movie season, talks this week about the dearth of big-budget films that came out this season and a couple of gems that are worth your time. Also on tap this week, a short interview […]

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Two Bills Battle to Fund Filmmakers in Ohio

Hope Madden Hope Madden Two Bills Battle to Fund Filmmakers in Ohio

This past weekend, moviegoers flocked to see the new civil war between two Avengers, who first slugged it out back in 2011 in Cleveland, of all places. Marvel action flicks and Cleveland play into another battle between two seemingly friendly yet definitely opposing forces, as a pair of conflicting bills compete to determine how Ohio […]

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Arnold Brings His Next Film to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Arnold Brings His Next Film to Columbus

Film Columbus and its president, John Daugherty, can thank a friend for the next major Hollywood film to be shot in Columbus. The plane crash drama 478 will begin shooting locally by mid-December, thanks in large part to its star’s fondness for Columbus. “They contacted me a few weeks ago, and it was pretty much […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Returns August 13th-20th

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Returns August 13th-20th

The Film Festival of Columbus returns to town Thursday night with another new spate of unseen and unforgettable independent films, along with filmmaker panels, special guests, a homegrown shorts program, and a tribute to the great independent gem, Napoleon Dynamite. John Daugherty, Executive Director of Film Columbus (Greater Columbus Film Commission) and FFOCOL co-programmer since […]

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Columbus Film Summit Seeks Sustainable Industry

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Film Summit Seeks Sustainable Industry

Yesterday in Franklinton, a full house of film buffs greeted Mayor Mike Coleman and members of Film Columbus, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, educators, filmmakers, politicians, vendors and other stake holders, who gathered for the inaugural Columbus Film Summit. John Daugherty, newly instituted Executive Director of Film Columbus, and Chris Hamel, president of both Gateway […]

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Columbus Wants to Attract More Film Production to Region

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Wants to Attract More Film Production to Region

John Travolta sightings over the past week have sparked a renewed public interest in local film production, but the effort to attract Hollywood (and non-Hollywood) projects to the city have been an ongoing effort for several years. The Greater Columbus Film Commission has been tasked with this specific project, and with a new board, more focused […]

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