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Greater Cleveland Film Commission hoping to increase Ohio's movie tax credit to bring more productions here

In the last 9 years, the film industry has created more than 4,000 jobs and brought $500 million dollars of revenue to Ohio

CLEVELAND — Ohio's movie tax credit has brought big budget films like “Avengers” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier” here to Cleveland.

Making that credit bigger would help sweeten the pot and attract more movies to The Land. That is the goal of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.

The world has seen so many movies that featured parts of Cleveland, including “White Boy Rick”, a movie about the FBI's youngest informant. It recently scored a SAG nomination. 

There’s also “Native Son and Them that Follow,” which is slated for the Sundance Film Festival.

Outside of Cleveland, movies shot throughout our state are getting some love too. Golden Globe nominee “Old Man and the Gun”, starring Robert Redford, was shot in Cincinnati. 

Since 2007, more than 300 productions have been filmed in Ohio, according to the Cleveland Film Commission.

In the last nine years, the industry brought $500 million dollars to the state and those productions have created more than 4,000 jobs.

Hopefully, there's more to come since The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is trying to raise the $40 million dollar a year tax incentive to $100 million dollars.

"That would ensure that many films, television series would be able to film here because they'd benefit from the tax rebate,” Mike Wendt of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission told us.

The glory days aren’t behind us either.

A few more movies and shows filmed here are set to debut this year, like “All the Bright Places” and “Fighting the Sky.”

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