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  • #399093
    sonnyboo
    sonnyboo
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    Okay, this is a discussion I know only too well.

    There is a Columbus Film Commission with http://www.filmcolumbus.com and there is an Ohio Film Office run by the state, and the head of that is a friend of mine jeremy Henthorn.

    One of the reasons Detroit and Pittsburgh kick Ohio’s (and Columbus’) ass in getting productions is because of incredible tax incentives offered. Ohio now has one, but it’s not as aggressive.

    Combine that with the fact that Ohio State University does not have a film school, so there’s not an abundance of of cheap labor for the PA (Production Assistant) positions.

    Most of the qualified people to work in the grip or electric departments are used to getting TV commercial rates, which are nearly double that of the day rates of a feature film on location.

    I’m a full time indie filmmaker, and you can check my credibility on http://www.sonnyboo.com

    #399094

    Schoolboy
    Participant

    looks like most of the reasons have been listed. also know first hand of promises being made, and then never being kept with larger television networks like nbc from our local government. (cough) coleman (cough). the latest being the national rugby tournament that was held here with usa7 and nbc. i can assure you that after the way they were treated here from our mayor they will not be returning again next year or for any other reason.

    #399095

    Michigan is reaping huge benefits with tax incentives to filmakers, the word in Hollywood is out and they are flocking to the state.

    http://m.freep.com/detail.jsp?key=634540&rc=ent&full=1

    Ohio must match whatever they offer.

    #399096
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    [b]Website ‘one-stop shop’ for filmmaking in Ohio[/b]
    Monday, October 18, 2010
    The Columbus Dispatch
    BUSINESS STORIES

    [i]The Ohio Department of Development has launched an Ohio Film Office website and film database to help Ohio’s production industry.[/i]

    [i]http://www.Ohiofilmoffice.com provides a list with photographs of potential film locations, available incentives for production companies, cast and crew contact information, top Ohio film stories and other information.[/i]

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/10/18/Website-one-stop-shop-for-filmmaking-in-Ohio.html?sid=101

    #399097

    Brant
    Participant

    One of the links highlighted on the Ohio Film Office website led me to this [url=http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.ssf/2010/09/ohios_motion-picture_tax_credi.html]Plain Dealer story[/url]:

    [quote]The tally in the first year of Ohio’s film tax credit is nine movies and at least one new resident.
    Wickliffe native Monique Hahn, a movie makeup artist, has moved back home, leaving Los Angeles this year after learning eight to 10 movies were expected to take advantage of Ohio’s credit. The program aims to help the state’s economy by encouraging film productions to spend money here.

    The slate of films includes an eclectic mix: “Unstoppable,” an action-thriller with Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and a toxic runaway train; “25 Hill,” the Corbin Bernsen Soap Box Derby movie filmed in Akron; and the action-thriller “Freerunner” starring former Elyria resident Sean Faris (“Never Back Down”). “It’s because we’re aggressive. We work really hard to bring those films here,” said Greater Cleveland Film Commission executive director Ivan Schwarz.[/quote]

    #399098

    awd86ed
    Member

    I was on a film shoot in Coshocton about a year ago. The budget wasn’t by any means high, but it was from a production company in LA.

    #399099
    Tom Over
    Tom Over
    Participant

    Tenzo wrote >>
    Pitts is visually interesting.
    If you are looking for non-descript there are plenty of other places that have more than 72 clear days per year.

    It has many hills and bridges.

    #399100
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    [b]Hollywood special-effects wizard wants to create virtual studio in Denver[/b]
    By Andy Vuong
    The Denver Post
    POSTED: 10/24/2010

    [i]The Hollywood veteran who oversaw special effects for science fiction classics such as “Blade Runner” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” wants to build a next-generation movie studio in Denver, a project that could change the way films are made and put Colorado on the map for big-budget productions.[/i]

    READ MORE: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_16412840

    #399101

    myliftkk
    Participant

    @walker – at least they didn’t expend as much ink as the writer in this article…

    [url=http://articles.latimes.com/1989-04-09/entertainment/ca-1755_1_sound-stages-disney-channel-hollywood-east]Will Orlando Be Hollywood East[/url]

    As soon as somebody writes “change the way films are made, put x on the map”, and the location they’re talking about is not China, I’d grab my wallet and head for the exits.

    #399102
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    [b]Top Movies Filmed in Ohio[/b]
    November 8th, 2010

    [i]In the two years prior to 2009, only three movies were filmed in Ohio, and after July 2009, the number tripled to eight to 10 films. The reason for the spike in movies being filmed in Ohio is because of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit.[/i]

    READ MORE: http://blog.ohiomeansbusiness.com/ohio-business-climate-improvement/top-movies-filmed-in-ohio/

    #399103
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    [b]Report: Film tax credits not a good investment[/b]
    Business First – by Jeff Bell
    Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    [i]The sort of film tax credits offered by Ohio and most other states took a broadside hit Wednesday in a new report that claims of cost of such incentives outweighs the benefits to those granting them.[/i]

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2010/11/report-film-tax-credits-not-a-good.html

    #399104

    I do like the part where it’s mentioned that Ohio is working on building an infrastructure with the tax credit, instead of just some paid work for a few inside the state.

    Even with it being a new legislation, does anyone think that Ohio might follow suit with other states who are scaling back on their tax credits?

    #399105
    sonnyboo
    sonnyboo
    Participant

    JeremyTaylor wrote >>
    I do like the part where it’s mentioned that Ohio is working on building an infrastructure with the tax credit, instead of just some paid work for a few inside the state.
    Even with it being a new legislation, does anyone think that Ohio might follow suit with other states who are scaling back on their tax credits?

    They might scale back if they either can’t afford it (being taken advantage of a lot) or if there aren’t a lot of people using the credit.

    We’ll see.

    #399106

    Core_Models
    Member

    http://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/article/20101208/NEWS01/12080305

    [quote]NEWARK — In David Sabbath’s imagined world, the village of Granville is the fictional and similarly picturesque town of Rockwell, intentionally named by Sabbath for the famous illustrator of sentimental scenes from bygone days.

    Unlike Granville, Rockwell is a place that is frozen in time, where no one ages, gets sick or dies. All because of a fatal bus crash that forever changed the course of the town’s history.

    Intrigued?[/quote]

    #399107

    Brant
    Participant

    Wow.

    The Texas Film Commission has [url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/risky-business/texas-film-commission-denies-incentives-58008]decided not to give tax incentives[/url] to filmmaker Robert Rodriguez for his latest movie, [i]Machete[/i].
    [quote]Film incentives allowed by Texas law to encourage moviemakers to film in Texas were not bestowed upon Rodriguez’s satirical story of an assassin out for revenge because of its depiction of a Mexican immigrant revenge killing.
    Citing a legal provision, last week the film commission proclaimed that it had decided to deny funding because the film portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.[/quote]

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