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$40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Hope Madden Hope Madden $40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Earlier this year, the Greater Columbus Film Commission was hoping to convince legislature to increase — perhaps even double — the state’s $40 million motion picture tax credit, a tax rebate meant to attract film and media projects. Much to the surprise of John Daugherty, Executive Director of the film commission, the credit was instead […]

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FFOCOL Returns to Gateway for a 7th Film Fest

Hope Madden Hope Madden FFOCOL Returns to Gateway for a 7th Film Fest

Columbus boasts a number of film festivals throughout the year, each with its own brand and its own purpose. How does the Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) fit into that landscape? What has it set out to accomplish? To share some excellent films with Columbus moviegoers, make connections with talented new filmmakers, and showcase Columbus […]

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Schwarzenegger’s Aftermath Premieres at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Schwarzenegger’s Aftermath Premieres at Gateway Film Center

He said he would be back, and he is – onscreen, anyway. Open fan of Columbus Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Aftermath, a movie filmed and set in Central Ohio. Based on the real-life mid-air collision of Danish airplanes in 2002 and recast as an American disaster, the film follows the merging paths of a grieving […]

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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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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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Film Festival of Columbus Joins Forces with Independents’ Day

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Joins Forces with Independents’ Day

Columbus gets the chance to expand its celebration of corporate liberation, as Independents’ Day 2013 and the Film Festival of Columbus (FFOCOL) decide to be independent together. Nestled for the weekend of September 20 – 23 on Gay Street in downtown Columbus, Independents’ Day is an event that seeks to celebrate our town’s independent culture […]

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