• Write our Governor in support of expanding the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit.
  • It's really easy, use our template.

Recent efforts are ramping up to expand the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit. We have spoken with other film commissions around Ohio and all of us agree that in order to continue to grow the industry the credit needs to be expanded.

Thank you for your continued support!

You can copy/paste the letter below into an email and send to the following email addresses. Please copy Executive Director of Film Columbus to help us keep track of how many letters are sent. 

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The Honorable Mike DeWine
Governor of Ohio                                             
Riffle Center, 30thFloor                                                
77 South High Street                                                                
Columbus, Ohio 43215                                                 

Dear Governor DeWine:

I write to you as a supporter of the Greater Columbus Film Commission, the only nonprofit dedicated to bringing jobs and economic development to central Ohio through the growth of a sustainable, year-round production industry. It is vital that the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit be increased to an annual cap of $100 million so our state can take advantage of the hundreds of millions of dollars in production spending and tens of thousands of jobs that are quite literally ours for the taking.

When the credit renewed last summer, it took barely a month to hit the $40 million cap. Filmmakers want to film here and put Ohioans to work, but instead take their business to states like Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Georgia due to their more available, more robust incentive programs.

In 2008, Georgia passed a motion picture tax incentive that transformed their economy to the tune of $9.5 billion of economic impact in 2017 alone, and to the point where they are arguably the film-production capital of the world. New Mexico has seen similar success with their incentive. Netflix recently bought Albuquerque Studios and plans to invest over $1 billion in the state by driving production there.

The success Ohio has seen, even with the current limitations of the credit, is real and demonstrable. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently reported that nearly 35,500 people are directly and indirectly (hotels, caterers, carpenters, dry cleaners, etc.) employed by the motion picture and television industries in Ohio, with total wages earned exceeding $1.2 billion.

The full potential of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit has yet to be fully realized. Georgia has signaled to Hollywood that they are open for business and that no production will be turned away for lack of state funds or infrastructure. Raising Ohio’s incentive cap to $100 million will tell the world that we can sustain a year-round production industry, allowing stakeholders (who are ready and willing) to invest in production infrastructure like studios and soundstages that will ensure that we can compete for the biggest productions available (including television series) and employ an even greater number of Ohioans.

This is a successful program that is already putting billions into the pockets of Ohioans right now, and it could be doing so much more. I ask you to please raise the annual cap on the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to $100 million per year, so that we can become the global production destination Hollywood already knows we can be.



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  • Columbus Business First: Film Columbus chief says expanding tax credits for movie producers will boost economy
  • March 5, 2019

For full story click here.

Business First covers the issues facing the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, the need for expansion, and the need for ATL (above-the-line) caps.

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  • Greater Columbus Film Commission Works to Expand the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit
  • February 21, 2019

Film Columbus is imploring Ohio legislators to increase The Ohio Motion Picture Tax from $40 million to $100 million in order to keep incentivizing major movies and TV shows to be filmed in Columbus.

“Increasing tax credits will allow us to better compete with states like Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Georgia,” said John Daugherty, Executive Director of Film Columbus and Film Commissioner for the Columbus area. “The purpose of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit is to create jobs and a positive economic impact and we want those jobs coming to Ohio and staying in Ohio. Even better, we want as many of those jobs as possible to come to Columbus.”

Georgia, the number one filming destination in the world, has no cap on its tax credit. As a result, the economic impact of the entertainment industry in Georgia was $9.5 billion in 2017, according to Daugherty.

“We’re not asking to eliminate the cap, we just want to be able to compete with other states and continue to grow our creative economy,” said Daugherty. “I know of at least four projects that were coming to Columbus, but were re-routed to Georgia because we didn’t have any more tax credits available for them.”

Daugherty believes that investment in a tax credit is good business for Ohio. Several economic impact studies from around the state have all come to the same conclusion: for every $1 spent on filming, the industry returns approximately $1.90 to the local economy. If the Columbus area could host three to four films a year and a TV or web series, it would create approximately 300 full-time jobs year-round.

Columbus has already had success in attracting movies to film here. In the last couple of years, Columbus hosted the filming of “I Am Wrath” and “478” – combined, they created 834 jobs for Ohioans. The estimated amount of money spent in Ohio from those films totaled $16.6 million in the Central Ohio area.

Other recent projects which filmed in Central Ohio include “Country Christmas Album” which played on ION Television during the 2018 Christmas season, “Beastmode” by Columbus resident Chris Freeman, “Eascape Plan 3” starring Sylvester Stallone and Dave Bautista, and multiple television shows.

Please support Film Columbus by donating here!


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  • The Greater Columbus Film Commission Announces the Winner of the Teen Script Writing Contest
  • 8/6/18

[Columbus, OH]– The Greater Columbus Film Commission, in partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library, is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 Screenwriting Competition for teens. This year’s winner is Shyla Losey.

The contest was open to teens ages 12-18 that reside in Franklin County. Teens were invited to write a 3-5 page script which was be judged by industry professionals. Shyla will have her film shot and produced by local production company Vital Companies. After completion of the film, it will be screened in September at a local theater with a red-carpet party and fanfare. The competition held two workshops which were led by Scott Spears, local screenwriter and professor of screenwriting at The Ohio State University. Local talent agency Heyman Talent will be holding auditions for the short film in the coming weeks.

John Daugherty, Executive Director of Film Columbus, and members of the Film Commission Advisory Committee workedwith stafffrom Columbus Metropolitan Library to launch the competition.

“This partnership provides our teen customers with an opportunity to hone their writing and storytelling skills while also learning the basics of filmmaking,” says Columbus Metropolitan Library Public Services Director Kathy Shahbodaghi. “It’s all about finding new ways to spark curiosities and maybe even develop passions among our young minds.”

“We’re excited for Shyla and look forward to including her in the filmmaking process,” said Daugherty. “We’re building the Film Commission on the pillars of production, education, and exhibition. This competition is a great example of that education pillar and introducing kids to filmmaking.”

The Greater Columbus Film Commission aims to grow the film industry in Columbus and central Ohio creating hundreds of jobs and providing significant economic impact for the area.

“We feel film is both art AND business that enriches our communities. We believe Columbus has the potential to be recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition, and production,” said Daugherty.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. CML was also named 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal.

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  • The Greater Columbus Film Commission Helps Land the Sylvester Stallone/Dave Bautista Film Escape Plan 3 in Mansfield and Central Ohio
  • 8/22/17

The Greater Columbus Film Commission is proud to announce the Sylvester Stallone film Escape Plan 3 will be filming in Mansfield and central Ohio.

John Daugherty, Executive Director of Film Columbus, has been working with location scouts for several months to find the perfect location for the upcoming action film. The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, best known for Shawshank Redemption, will play as the backdrop for Escape Plan.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Escape Plan 3 and bring it here to The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield,” says Dan Smith, Marketing Director from the Reformatory. “The film will add to the continued legacy of why people travel from all over the world to explore the Reformatory. This wouldn’t have been possible without the Greater Columbus Film Commission and Location Manger Chris Petro collaborating with us.”

The film is produced by EFO Films, a company that is no stranger to central Ohio. EFO produced the Schwarzenegger film Aftermath. Randall Emmett and George Furla from EFO also produced the Bruce Willis/Hayden Christiansen film First Kill. In addition to Sylvester Stallone, Escape Plan 3 will also star Dave Bautista best known for the character Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

“We’re excited to have another film come to central Ohio,” said Daugherty. “We’re all about creating jobs and putting locals to work on any visiting film. There will be calls for crew and extras in the coming weeks. Film Columbus strives to raise the profile of film and be recognized as a go-to location for independent film production.”

The Greater Columbus Film Commission aims to grow the film industry in Columbus and central Ohio creating hundreds of jobs and providing significant economic impact for the area.

“We feel film is both art AND business that enriches our communities. We believe Columbus has the potential to be recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition, and production,” said Daugherty.

Information about crew and extras will be posted on the Film Columbus website and Facebook page first:

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  • Columbus Art and Film Leaders Express Concern on Distribution of Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credits
  • 07/28/17

COLUMBUS, Ohio—In a letter to David Goodman, Director of Development Services, Columbus art and film leaders have expressed concerns about the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit guidelines, following allocation of Tax Credits for 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).

On July 18, the Development Services Agency announced recipients of the $40 million in film tax credits. In a letter to Development Services Director David Goodman, the Columbus area leaders noted that approximately $30 million—75%—of the $40 million in available tax credits were allocated to just two projects, both of which are filming in Cleveland.

In comparison, last fiscal year tax credits were awarded to approximately 30 projects (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

The Ohio Film Office serves under Governor John Kasich within the Development Services Agency. Rules were recently changed by the Ohio Legislature to remove project caps that allowed small, medium and large projects to compete more fairly.

“Film can be a major creative industry across the whole state. Columbus is a huge supporter of the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit as a tool to grow our base. The recent changes, including eliminating the per project cap, means that the Ohio film tax credit cannot play the role that they can in creating jobs and building a sustainable film industry,” said John Daugherty, Executive Director of the Greater Columbus Film Commission. Daugherty noted that the program could be significantly improved by adding basic safeguards to provide that all areas have an equal chance to receive credits, and that tax credit projects should greater utilize local industry workers and businesses, in addition to the larger New York and Los Angeles projects that shoot in Ohio, bring their own crew, and leave the state. “This lopsided use of tax credits will take Ohio out of the running for dozens of other films and TV shows. Credits can’t grow jobs in Ohio if they are awarded primarily to out-of-state companies with pass-through, big-budget projects,” Daugherty said.

More than 30 films applied for credits across Ohio, on par with last year’s total. Of the $40 million total available, northern Ohio received 60% of the credits they applied for, Columbus received 16%.

Film Columbus was created in 2007 to help coordinate, communicate and collaborate to make filming easier in the region. Columbus and central Ohio hosted multiple independent film and TV productions, large-scale commercial projects, and several TV and TV network episodes filmed since January of 2015. In 2015 the films 478 and I Am Wrath created a total of 834 local jobs with an estimated local spend of $16.6 million. In a 2016 impact study by Dr. Bill Lafayette, it was determined that for every $1.00 spent the industry returned $1.91 to the local economy.

“We all want film to grow as an industry, but it takes a balanced oversight process to use tax credits with input from leaders across the state, otherwise great projects will not come, Ohio-based companies will struggle, and we’ll have less jobs created,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. “Tax credits are an important tool. Ohio should model our law and rules on national best practices, with common sense caps and incentives to sustain Ohio-based companies. It is time to look at reforming the rules.”

Columbus leaders are appealing to film production companies and leaders in other regions to join them in asking the state of Ohio to reconsider changes to the law and rules.   Katzenmeyer noted that the current law provides for the opportunity for the tax credits to be geographically distributed, but that approach has never been implemented.

The letter to Director Goodman praised the Director for continuing to support the film tax credit program, noting that Ohio has significant potential to create and retain jobs and grow the industry. The letter also made the following recommendations for consideration:

• Enact a tax credit cap per project to provide for a more level playing field and allow more films to come into Ohio. This approach is successfully used by several other states including Georgia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Ohio should consider either a cap on credits or a cap on “above the line” expenditures that qualify a project for a tax credit.

• Encourage local hiring by increasing the local hire tax credit to 35%, with out-of-state wages qualifying for 30%.

• Incentivize local brick and mortar investments to grow the industry and provide bonus credits for productions working with companies based in their region employing Ohioans. Consider an allocation of the credit for existing businesses in Ohio.

• Create a mechanism to provide for input from local and regional film industry practitioners and advocates. This will help to increase the support for the film industry both locally and statewide.


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  • Film Columbus New Crew/Resource Page is LIVE!
  • Get listed locally and statewide in the Ohio Production Directory

The new Crew/Resources page is now live on the Film Columbus website. We are now utilizing the Reel Scout format and database. Now you can list yourself locally and statewide all in one place. If you were not listed on the Ohio Production Directory and only on the Film Columbus crew page you MUST create a new listing. Click the link below and click on the “Create New Listing” button. This will walk you through the process.

Here are some basic points to remember:
– If you have already listed with the state your information should be merged automatically. Click on the “Search Crew Listing” or “Search Support Services” to see if you are already listed
– If you don’t find your own listing you will have to create a new listing by clicking on “Create New Listing,” this will walk you through the registration process
– Please be patient as we make this switch as there will undoubtedly be questions
– Please email questions to i[email protected]

We’re excited about this new update as it better aligns Columbus and Central Ohio crew with the bigger goal of growing our crew base.


PURPOSE (OUR WHY): To enrich our community through the art and business of film.

MISSION (OUR HOW): By convening and empowering individuals, organizations and businesses in the spirit of collaboration.

VISION (OUR WHAT): So that Columbus is recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition and production and film is recognized as an art form that has a measurable impact on the economy, individuals and community.

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's film Aftermath (formerly 478) releases trailer!

The film Aftermath was filmed in Columbus last year. We’re looking forward to seeing it on the big screen!

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  • The Greater Columbus Film Commission to sponsor ACTION! seminar for local actors on Saturday, Feb. 25
  • Learn the business from national actors, casting directors, producers and directors
  • Saturday, February 25th

(Columbus, OH) — Columbus is quickly becoming a production powerhouse, which means more demand for local talent. ACTION! is an event that will provide invaluable insight from industry experts for local thespians on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 4 pm to 6:30 pm at the Columbus College of Art & Design Screening Room.

The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) is proud to sponsor ACTION! The event will be held on the eve of the 89th Academy Awards and will feature casting directors, working actors, a producer/director, an agent and an acting coach for honest conversation about what it takes to be a professional actor. After the seminar ends at 6:30 pm, there will be a reception for additional opportunities to network

This panel is open to adults and youth from all over Ohio and the surrounding area who are interested in acting. Minors aged 14 and up are welcome with written permission from (or accompanied by) a parent or guardian.

Moderated by Freelance Without Fear creator Havilland Maxwell, panelists include:
Johanna McGInley, Actor; film and television actor currently appearing in the WGN series Outsiders
Jon Osbeck, Actor; film, theatre and television actor most recently appearing in GOAT (James Franco and Nick Jonas) and A Kind of Murder (Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson)
Otis Winston, Actor; an actor for over 10 years working on such films as Independence Day Resurgence and Emmy-winning TV shows Empire and Chicago PD
Lynn Meyers, Casting Director; member of the Casting Society of America casting for Hallmark, PBS, CBS, BBC, HBO, Paramount and MGM
Jenny Deller, Producer/Director; Jenny’s multiple credits include recently producing Claire in Motion with Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad)
Richard Mason, Acting Coach; founder of Acting in Columbus and SAG-AFTRA member
Peter Condopoulos, PCG Talent; providing national production companies with high-caliber talent for films starring Don Cheadle, Cate Blanchett, John Travolta and Nicole Kidman
Karmen Dann, Casting Director; serving Central Ohio for clients around the country with experience in short film, commercial, and television

Topics include:
– Things every actor should have in their toolkit
– What producers and casting directors are looking for
– How to approach acting as a craft and grow your career
– Taking care of the business of acting

There are a limited number of seats available. Tickets are only $60, student tickets are $50 and parent/child duo is $100. Go here to register:


ACTION! is an Artistic Freedom Ltd. production and is presented by Film Columbus with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Art Makes Columbus/Columbus Makes Art, andColumbus College of Art & Design.


For more information please contact Celia Peters at (917) 723-4275 or [email protected]



PURPOSE (OUR WHY): To enrich our community through the art and business of film.
MISSION (OUR HOW): By convening and empowering individuals, organizations and businesses in the spirit of collaboration.
VISION (OUR WHAT): So that Columbus is recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition and production and film is recognized as an art form that has a measurable impact on the economy, individuals and community.

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  • POSTPONED! Craft Services Master Class for Food Businesses Interested in Working on Film Sets
  • by nationally-recognized F.I.T.S. and film veteran Lauren Lindsay
  • March 11-12, 2017


Due to a medical emergency the Craft Services Seminar will be postponed. We will have more information coming soon as to when we can reschedule. Thank you.



The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) and nationally recognized Film Industry Training Seminars along with the Columbus Food Truck Festival, Columbus Mobile Food Conference, and The Commissary announce a comprehensive 2-DAY training seminar, Craft Services Master Class for the film industry. The training seminar will be held March 11 and 12 from 10 am-5 pm at the Commissary in Grandview Heights at 1400 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215. It is designed to help food truck owners and catering businesses understand the unique needs of craft services for film.

Food for the film industry is more than just setting up a truck or table and serving dinner. The course covers everything businesses need to know from the history of craft services, landing the first gig, the first day on a film set and wrapping the show.

The seminar will be taught by industry veteran Lauren Lindsay. Lindsay is an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) member with more than30 years of experience. Her credits include Legends of the Fall, Rocky IV, Sleepwalkers and 80+ other productions. Lindsay will cover details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. The Craft Services department provides tray service around sets and buffet style foods and beverages to other departments suitable to the environment on any given day or night. Participants will learn all the steps involved from getting hired and knowing what is expected of you, to being successful working in this department. Her passion for fresh and healthy meals promotes a happy and productive crew which is paramount in wrapping a successful film or commercial shoot.

There are a limited number of seats available. Cost is only $150 for BOTH days. After successful completion of the course each attendee will become a preferred vendor listed at the top of the Film Columbus Resources page.

In addition, Film Columbus will be providing two (2) scholarships to qualified individuals and five (5) scholarships to military veterans. Please contact John Daugherty ([email protected]) for application and details or to refer any qualified individuals.

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite:

View Press Release

For more information please contact John Daugherty at the Greater Columbus Film Commission at 614-221-8648 or [email protected]



PURPOSE (OUR WHY): To enrich our community through the art and business of film.

MISSION (OUR HOW): By convening and empowering individuals, organizations and businesses in the spirit of collaboration.

VISION (OUR WHAT): So that Columbus is recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition and production and film is recognized as an art form that has a measurable impact on the economy, individuals and community.


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  • New trailer for I Am Wrath
  • Feb. 22, 2016

Watch the brand new trailer for I Am Wrath, an upcoming action thriller starring John Travolta and Christopher Meloni – shot right here in Columbus Ohio!

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  • Let's write our Ohio Reps to raise the tax cap!
  • Help us grow a sustainable film industry in Columbus!

Here are two links to recent articles in the Columbus Dispatch about the film industry in Columbus. Below those you’ll also find a link to the Ohio House of Representatives. The link is to the district map so you can quickly find your representative. Please write your officials and let them know Columbus could grow the film industry and create thousands of jobs if we can get our tax cap raised from the current $20M. This will help immensely! Thanks in advance for doing your part!

Ohio House of Representatives:
When writing your representative feel free to cite two studies in Cincinnati and Cleveland that also show the benefits of the tax credit:

Again, THANK YOU! Please email me to let me know you want to help, [email protected].

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  • Email for extras only!

ONLY EXTRAS should contact this email: [email protected]

The CREW resume email is [email protected] Please do not send an email to the crew email address if you are not applying for a crew position.

When sending in resumes, PLEASE send a PDF ONLY. DO NOT SEND A WORD DOC. It is common business practice to only send a PDF. It’s possible your resume will be deleted if sent in DOC format.

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  • Nov. 3, 2015

Shooting in December will be an Arnold Schwarzenegger film. They are looking for union crew. Please send all resumes to [email protected] Stay tuned for more information.

Here is a little about the film:…/arnold-schwarzenegger-javier-gullon-…/

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  • Lunafest Film Festival
  • Oct. 8, 2015

Here is a great little film fest for a great cause. Support local film exhibition and appreciation! Invite your friends!
Lunafest – Short Films by, for, and about women

OCTOBER 21, 2015
TIME: 5:30 PM Reception Hors d’oeuvres, drinks & pop-up shops. 6:15 Showtime
TICKETS: $20 Advance / $25 VIP / $30 At The Door
EMAIL: [email protected]
For more information, visit us at

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  • Short Film Casting Call
  • Non-Union Actors Sought For Short Film
  • Aug. 5, 2015

A production company from Los Angeles will be in the southeast Ohio area (near Jackson, OH) filming a short film written by an Ohio native and Blacklist Screenwriter.

The film will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to film starting August 24, 2015.

Seeking Paid, Non-Union Roles.

If interested and available, please forward headshot and resume to [email protected]

Make sure to place the character’s name in the subject line.

If selected, you will be forwarded sides and invited to submit a video audition.

Character Descriptions:

COON, Age 14, white male, a slightly younger Jacob Loftland (Mud, Sons of Anarchy) would be the physical prototype, unique country kid look. He shouldn’t be too cute or traditionally good looking, a slight Appalachian accent preferred, must be okay with swearing, running a lot, riding a bike, being in water. Helps if he’s kind of a funny kid because Coon is the more fun-loving, immature, joking, prankster between the two brothers. (Prefer actors over 17 that can play teenage roles)

BLAZE, age 17, white male. Think Tye Sheridan (Mud, Joe) but less sweet, with more toughness and edge. He shouldn’t be too cute or traditionally good looking, a slight Appalachian accent preferred, must be okay swearing, running a lot, riding a bike, being in water. Blaze is more serious, mature and moody. (Prefer actors over 18 that can play teenage roles)

Please note: Travel and lodging are not provided.

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  • Brand New Game Show Seeking Contestants
  • National Network Show Seeks Duo Contestants
  • Jan. 15, 2015

BRAND NEW GAME SHOW on a MAJOR NETWORK (one of the big 3). This show has A HUGE NAME attached to it! And they will be in Ohio soon auditioning for contestants!

Each episode will feature A PAIR of contestants. So they are looking for TWO PEOPLE per episode who share a STRONG BOND. This could mean FAMILY MEMBERS, NEIGHBORS, BEST FRIENDS, LONG-TERM COLLEAGUES, or even A COUPLE who shared an important experience together!

This TRIVIA BASED GAME SHOW will be unlike any other! Not only will this duo have a once in a life-time opportunity, the lucky pair of contestants will be given the chance to WIN A LIFE-CHANGING AMOUNT OF MONEY.

Interested participants should shoot an email to:
[email protected]


Names, Ages, Contact Info, Professions, Hometowns

AND a BRIEF Description of Relationship

AND BRIEFLY Explain How Winning A Life-Changing Amount Of Money Would Impact Your Lives!!

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  • Open Auditions For 419 Productions
  • Actors Needed - Pay Is Negotiable
  • Jan. 19, 2015

419 Productions is a production company made up of three (3) smaller companies consisting of Ohio University film students. They are looking for actors for upcoming projects. The projects consist of three (3) short films to be shot in Ohio from March through the beginning of April 2015. They will be holding open auditions to cast for roles.

Union and non-union actors are welcome to audition. If SAG actors are cast, the productions will abide by SAG guidelines.


Friday, January 23rd, 7:00pm-10:30pm

Peters Township High School
264 E. McMurray Rd.
McMurray, PA. 15317

Saturday, January 24th, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio. 44114

Sunday, January 25th, 9:00am-1:00pm

565 Metro Place S., Suite 200
Dublin, Ohio. 43017

Please Bring:

Headshot, Resume, Prepared Monologue

Video auditions can to be submitted by e-mail

About the projects:

Without A Hero –

A Russian woman travels to the United States to meet a young man, but their contentious relationship comes to a parting of the ways.


Casey – male, mid to late 30s, divorced and not looking for marriage

Irina – female, late 20s, from the Soviet Union, beautiful, materialistic, hopeless romantic

Rob Peterson – male, mid to late 30s, Casey’s fraternity brother, never really grew up, slightly overweight

Sushi Chef – male, mid 20s to late 30s, speaks Japanese

The Retiree –

Connie is a veteran, a former marine, who raised his three (3) sons on his own after his wife deserted the family. After being laid off from his job, he resorted to unethical means of paying the bills.


Connie – male, 60 to 75 years old, former marine, tough bank robber

Jack – male, late 40s, Connie’s son, sheriff, responsible

Vivian – female, late 40s, diner waitress

Buzz – male, 35 to 45, Connie’s son, prison guard

Chip – male, 35 to 45, Connie’s son, police officer

Minor Roles – bank officer, bank worker

Tooth And Claw –

A young man with a complex past opens himself to new experiences when he finds himself in bizarre circumstances with a free spirited woman.


Oliver Clark – male, 21 to 25, 5’8″ to 6′ tall, introvert who is intelligent and has OCD

Katrina – female, 20 to 30, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, headstrong woman with a history of failed relationships

Don – male, 50 to 60, a loving man who is rough around the edges

Aunt Laura – female, 50 to 60, Uncle Don’s wife who cares too much

Ledwig – male, 38 to 50, handsome, impulsive, daring and selfish

Oliver’s Mother – female, 30 to 40, must be comfortable with suicide scenes, possible nudity involved

For further information or to submit video auditions contact:

John Householder – [email protected]

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  • BGSU Student Film Seeks Actors/Actresses
  • Open Call Audition
  • Jan. 21, 2015


SEEKING – Actors & actresses, all types, all ethnicities, ages 20+


Saturday, January 24, 2015
1:00 – 3:30PM
BGSU Wolfe Center Room 120

Open call audition for speaking, principal roles in BGSU student film, “DEAD DIXIE CALIFORNIA”.

Filming will take place in and around Bowling Green, Ohio, during the week of March 8, 2015.

Plot Description:

During her dinner party, host Dixie California, is suddenly called upon to solve a murder mystery using her clumsy psychic powers.

Audition will be a cold read; no prior experience required.

Please bring photo or headshot, and an acting resume if you have one.

All roles are non-union and unpaid.

Expenses, if required, must be pre-negotiated with producer prior to shoot.

For more information CONTACT:

Emily Dick, Assistant Director, [email protected]

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  • Brainstorm Media Hiring Business Development Manager
  • Base Salary Plus Unlimited Commissions
  • Jan. 23, 2015

Brainstorm Media Inc. is looking for a Business Development Manager


Join our award winning media production company and work in a fun, family environment. With over 15 years in business, we are frequently referred to as Columbus’ best kept secret. Help us get the word out using your engaging personality and business acumen. Grow your client’s customer base or educate their employees and craft messages that improve the world you live in. If you desire a sales position with uncapped earnings that includes networking, advertising, community involvement and growing with a successful creative business, we want to hear from you!

Required Skills:

Strong relationship builder with a high degree of integrity, responsiveness and reliability
A “hunter” mentality to qualify and close accounts
Competitive independent starter with a strong work ethic and resilient with rejection
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and outstanding listening skills
Proven sales experience – ability to maintain and exceed sales quota/revenue goals
Internet savvy with ability to use current media technology to make presentations
Team player attitude with an interest in helping others succeed


Generate and manage pipeline of leads and report activity
Manage the full sales cycle: Lead generation to Close
Prospect, network, set appointments with decision makers to present solutions
Make presentations to small-medium size business owners
Ability to maintain and exceed sales quota/revenue goals

Upon hire, you will enjoy:

Base salary with uncapped commissions
Medical & dental benefits
Flexible Spending Account
Paid Vacation & 401K (after 6 months)
Term Life Insurance
Training and ongoing support/coaching
Growth opportunities
Unbelievably FUN and exciting work family

If you are interested in joining our team, send your cover letter and resume to: [email protected] (no phone calls please)

Brainstorm Media Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our web site @

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  • The Wexner Calls For Film Entries
  • Ohio Shorts 2015 Accepting Entries
  • Jan. 23, 2015


The Wexner Center is now accepting entries for the Ohio Shorts 2015 juried short-film and video showcase, for both the Adult and Youth (artists under the age of 18) divisions. Entries will be accepted through Monday, March 30 at 5 pm. Selections from both the Adult and Youth Divisions will screen together on Saturday, April 25 at 7 pm, and winners in each division will be eligible for cash prizes. Entry forms and details available at

Press release:
Adult Division details:
Youth Division details:

Media contacts: Erik Pepple, [email protected] or (614) 292-9840, or Jennifer Wray, [email protected] or (614)247-6241.

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  • New Network Game Show With Le Bron James
  • Game Show Seeking Contestants - Teams of 2
  • Jan. 28, 2015

BRAND NEW GAME SHOW on a MAJOR NETWORK (one of the big 3) and LE BRON JAMES seeking teams of 2!




Each episode will feature A PAIR of contestants. So they are looking for TWO PEOPLE per episode who share a STRONG BOND. This could mean FAMILY MEMBERS, NEIGHBORS, BEST FRIENDS, LONG-TERM COLLEAGUES, or even A COUPLE who shared an important experience together!

This TRIVIA BASED GAME SHOW will be unlike any other! Not only will this duo have a once in a life-time opportunity, the lucky pair of contestants will be given the chance to WIN A LIFE-CHANGING AMOUNT OF MONEY.


Saturday, January 31, 2015
10:00am to 3:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn
1100 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Bring as many possible teammates to the event as possible! If you are unable to attend this event, please check our website for casting Meet & Greets in the Cleveland/Akron area.

Interested participants should shoot an email to:
[email protected]


Names, Ages, Contact Info, Professions, Hometowns

AND a BRIEF Description of Relationship

AND BRIEFLY Explain How Winning A Life-Changing Amount Of Money Would Impact Your Lives!!
[email protected]
Springhill Productions / @GlassmanMedia on Twitter

Must be 18 years or older and be a legal U.S. resident or citizen to apply.

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  • Independent Local Film, Equal Chances, Needs Actors
  • Auditions To Be Held February 7th
  • Jan. 28, 2015

Equal Chances is looking to cast the remaining roles:

Host of the Oprah Winfrey talk show.

A crooked cop that’s after all the money and all the women.

Lydia Taylor is Christian woman and housewife and has a strong dislike for drug dealers and drug users.

A functional alcoholic and an engineer that frequents bars a lot and is cheating on his wife with Bev.

[BEV] [FEMALE] [AGE: 30’s]
The attractive girlfriend of Willie Parker who likes to be spoiled by him and a flirt with men at bars.

[BROKE LEG] [MALE] [AGE: 50’s]
An older, gray-haired man with a walking cane that likes to do dance.

The stern father of Frank Stone and a drug dealer as well as user.

The mother of Frank Stone that is also a drug dealer and user.

Auditions can be scheduled by emailing: [email protected] — and a window of time will be given for you to audition.

The auditions will be held on Saturday, February 7th from 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM in the Franklinton Meeting Room at the Franklinton Branch Library located at 1061 W. Town St. Columbus, OH 43222.

The page for the film is

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  • Be A Movie Extra! See The Action! Experience The Excitement!
  • Local Casting Director Seeking People For Extras Database!
    Free To Join!
  • Feb. 3, 2015

Columbus is a prime area to experience a boom in filmmaking and extras you need to get ready!

Background extras are an important component of any movie set! Extras give ambiance to a scene, sometimes even stealing it.

If you are an aspiring actor and want to learn set etiquette and the nuances of filmmaking answering this casting call is your perfect start!

If you are just interested in being in a movie for the fun and excitement of it, then this could be your chance! Experience the excitement!

Penny Candy Casting is seeking background extras of all ethnicities, sizes, shapes and ages. Please submit your photo and/or headshot and include your email, height, weight, clothing sizes to:[email protected]

If you have an auto, classics especially, include the make, model, year, color and 1 photo. Films need autos too.

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  • Film Columbus Seeks Executive Director
  • Thomas McClure Resigns As Executive Director
  • Feb. 9, 2015

Film Columbus (The Greater Columbus Film Commission) promotes the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio as a filmmaking destination.

Thomas McClure, executive director since 2012 resigned in December to focus on other projects.

“Thomas McClure served the film commission and Columbus well during his tenure and I am grateful for his contributions,” said Chris Hamel, President of the Film Columbus Board. “With so many great things happening in Columbus, I am confident the new executive director will lead a new era of growth and innovation for the film commission.”

The executive director will raise awareness of Columbus and the Greater Columbus area as a destination for productions of all sizes and promote the Ohio Tax Credit, one of the most aggressive in the country, for productions. The ideal candidate for this position will have good leadership skills, experience working with a non-profit board and a broad knowledge of filmmaking.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Chris Hamel, Board President, Film Columbus, [email protected] by February 28.

John Daugherty, formerly a partner in Vital Companies, is serving as interim director.

Film Columbus recently moved their offices to 100 E. Broad St., Suite 2250, sharing space with the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Film Columbus is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Greater Columbus Area and Central Ohio as a prime filming destination while serving as a resource hub for the visiting and local productions. Film Columbus is grateful to the City of Columbus and the Greater Columbus Arts Council for support.

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