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    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    #107487
    sonnyboo
    sonnyboo
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    get real cowbus wrote >>

    Columbusite wrote >>
    Sounds good to me. Traffic was shot in Columbus, for like 3 seconds…

    Traffic was filmed in Cincinnati like most of the major films shot in Ohio. Why would anyone ever shoot anything in columbus when you have cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati that are bulging at the seams with character and charm? I can’t think of any “major” movies that have ever been shot here in columbus.

    TRAFFIC also shot for several days in Columbus.

    AIR FORCE ONE shot at Rickenbacher in Columbus.

    Columbus has the infrastructure to handle a feature film. There are enough trained professionals to handle most of the on-set jobs that would come into the city. Grips, Gaffers, Script Supervisors, film set catering (different than regular caterers), and any crew positions all have EXPERIENCE, something that 10 years ago would have been harder to find available people.

    Thanks to Film Columbus and the Ohio Film Office, there are better, more organized directories for finding PROFESSIONALS with EXPERIENCE. There are people in positions to help find locations and be able to negotiate with hotels for better rates, etc.

    I’m fairly certain you think ColumbusOhioSucks, but Columbus has a lot going on, and a lot of it is good.

    #107488

    Antonio
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    Nick Nolte was in Columbus for weeks when TEACHERS was filmed many years ago.

    The entire movie was shot at the old Central High.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088242/

    get real cowbus wrote >>

    Columbusite wrote >>
    Sounds good to me. Traffic was shot in Columbus, for like 3 seconds…

    Traffic was filmed in Cincinnati like most of the major films shot in Ohio. Why would anyone ever shoot anything in columbus when you have cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati that are bulging at the seams with character and charm? I can’t think of any “major” movies that have ever been shot here in columbus.

    #107489

    Antonio
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    More flicks filmed in central Ohio.

    http://www.filmcolumbus.com/html/ohio-and-film.html

    Antonio wrote >>
    Nick Nolte was in Columbus for weeks when TEACHERS was filmed many years ago.
    The entire movie was shot at the old Central High.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088242/

    get real cowbus wrote >>

    Columbusite wrote >>
    Sounds good to me. Traffic was shot in Columbus, for like 3 seconds…

    Traffic was filmed in Cincinnati like most of the major films shot in Ohio. Why would anyone ever shoot anything in columbus when you have cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati that are bulging at the seams with character and charm? I can’t think of any “major” movies that have ever been shot here in columbus.

    #107490

    Senator Tankerbell
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    Antonio wrote >>
    Nick Nolte was in Columbus for weeks when TEACHERS was filmed many years ago.
    The entire movie was shot at the old Central High.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088242/

    get real cowbus wrote >>

    Columbusite wrote >>
    Sounds good to me. Traffic was shot in Columbus, for like 3 seconds…

    Traffic was filmed in Cincinnati like most of the major films shot in Ohio. Why would anyone ever shoot anything in columbus when you have cities like Cleveland and Cincinnati that are bulging at the seams with character and charm? I can’t think of any “major” movies that have ever been shot here in columbus.

    It kind of speaks to the sorry state of Columbus’ role in major motion pictures when the movie you reference was shot 26 years ago.

    #107491
    sonnyboo
    sonnyboo
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    Senator Tankerbell wrote
    It kind of speaks to the sorry state of Columbus’ role in major motion pictures when the movie you reference was shot 26 years ago.

    Gotta respect someone whose name is based on a Mr. Show sketch, and you have a point that Columbus is not a major Hollywood player. It takes time and marketing, both of which actually cost money. Gail Mezey is still working it as FilmColumbus, but without funding, she has little hope of attracting big studio pictures here. Similarly, Jeremy Henthorn as director of the Ohio Film Office has a minimal budget to advertise our entire state’s services.

    No one is being forward thinking and supporting these offices with the resources they need to let the world know that we can support film productions here.

    #107492
    sonnyboo
    sonnyboo
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    from http://theotherpaper.com/articles/2011/01/13/arts/doc4d2f191530f39311278427.txt

    The two people charged with bringing Hollywood to Ohio were given pink slips last week, leaving them to wonder whether anyone would take their place.

    Jeremy Henthorn, director of the Ohio Film Office, said he and production coordinator Jason Kovak were informed by incoming Gov. John Kasich’s transition team that their services were no longer needed.

    “I am not aware of what this means for the future of the Ohio Film Office,” Henthorn wrote in an e-mail.

    This makes me sad. Very sad.

    #107493

    Antonio
    Member

    This I disagree with Kasich on. The miniscule amount of money expended versus the payoff in economic activity far exceeds what Ohio would invest. The film industry was just beginning to sprout in Ohio.

    Maybe Kasich has his own people in mind.

    sonnyboo wrote >>
    from http://theotherpaper.com/articles/2011/01/13/arts/doc4d2f191530f39311278427.txt

    The two people charged with bringing Hollywood to Ohio were given pink slips last week, leaving them to wonder whether anyone would take their place.
    Jeremy Henthorn, director of the Ohio Film Office, said he and production coordinator Jason Kovak were informed by incoming Gov. John Kasich’s transition team that their services were no longer needed.
    “I am not aware of what this means for the future of the Ohio Film Office,” Henthorn wrote in an e-mail.

    This makes me sad. Very sad.

    #107494

    dirtgirl
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    One thing the Other Paper neglected to mention is that there were four other film projects currently in the hopper at the office when its entire staff (of two) was sacked (link[/url]). There was no overlap between the Strickland folks leaving and the Kasich folks coming on, so that means no time to bring anyone up to speed on the status of the applications that had been submitted, or where they were in the process. I can only imagine that means producers applying for credits will have to start all over at square one. Not the best way to run a transition.

    #107495

    There’s been some activity on the website over the past few days.

    http://www.ohiofilmoffice.com

    #107496
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    #107497

    Graybeak
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    Coremodels said:
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-movie-blog/2013/01/columbus-ohio-will-return-in-possible-zombieland-series.html

    Zombieland…TV series…has to be good for Columbus.

    I see what you did there!

    #107498

    heresthecasey
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    Coremodels said:
    http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-movie-blog/2013/01/columbus-ohio-will-return-in-possible-zombieland-series.html

    Zombieland…TV series…has to be good for Columbus.

    Columbus will feature in the series alongside a number of other widely-lauded, hip and happening urban metros: Tallahassee, Florida, Wichita, Kansas, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Bonus points for the titular character attempting to reach Columbus, Ohio in order to be reunited with his grandparents who live there, “Bubbie and Peepaw.”

    I guess they do say that any publicity is good publicity?

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