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Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission

The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to attracting, promoting and cultivating film, television and commercial production throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Since its beginning in 1987, the Film Commission has brought hundreds of films to Greater Cincinnati, plus thousands of commercials, music videos, documentaries and industrials. 

Once filmmakers choose Greater Cincinnati, the Film Commission helps them overcome production challenges. We involve filmmakers in our community by connecting them with local production crews and creative talent. We also facilitate permits, street closings, police, fire safety and any public or private location logistics.


 
 

Kristen Schlotman

Kristen Schlotman is the Executive Director of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission. She has been with the commission since 1997 and began by coordinating production. Her many credits include, The Blunderer, Carol, Miles Ahead, Ides of March, Secretariat, Dreamer, Traffic, In Too Deep, Seabiscuit and Elizabethtown.

 
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25% TO 35% ABOVE AND BELOW THE LINE


25% TO 35% ABOVE AND BELOW THE LINE


 

This is ohio, we don't mess around

When it comes to state tax incentives we know filmmakers have choices. That's why in 2010 we camped out at the state capitol to ensure the legislation was not only attractive to filmmakers but also backed by bipartisan support to ensure it's sustainability and long-term success. The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit that equals 25 percent off in-state spend and non-resident wages, and 35 percent in Ohio resident wages. Oh by the way, it applies above and below the line.

 
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Many Looks, One Location


Many Looks, One Location


 

A city of possibilities

No matter what look your script calls for, Cincinnati has the locations you need and they're all contained in a twenty mile radius allowing you the most flexible shooting schedule possible. From mid-century New York to sprawling farmland and so much more. Filmmakers have come here for years and fallen in love with the stories our city makes possible. Here are just a few examples from recent productions. 

 
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Carol


Carol


 

The producers of Carol had been trying to get this film made for decades. After visiting several cities the prospect of finding a suitable stand-in for 1952 New York was looking grim until they came to Cincinnati and took a walk down fourth street. After just two blocks, Line Producer Gwen Bialic wiped the tears from her eyes as she realized for the first time that this film was actually going to be made. 

 

In Select Cities November 20th, 2015 -- SYNOPSIS: In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York.

In this online exclusive 20-minute interview, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, director Todd Haynes and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy talk about making the 1950s-set romantic drama Carol, adapted from the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Carol is released in UK cinemas on 27th November 2015. 

 
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Miles Ahead


Miles Ahead


 

Shortly after Carol wrapped, Don Cheadle and his Miles Ahead crew came in and transformed the streets of Cincinnati once again to capture the vibe and energy of New York City. This time it was for the 1970s gritty, music infused world of Miles Davis.

 
 

 
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Goat


Goat


 

Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19-year-old boy enrolls in the same college as his brother and pledges his fraternity. Swept up in a world of shotgunning beer, all-night ragers, and hooking-up with nameless coeds, a protective shell forms to mask his insecurities. But as the hazing escalates in the name of “brotherhood,” his loyalty to his brother is tested in brutal ways.

Director Andrew Neel’s documentary background is evident as Goat resounds with searing authenticity—rarely has such raw and terrifyingly truthful masculinity been captured on screen. The result exposes the brutal and violent aspects of male culture that lurk beneath the surface of our seemingly controlled society. The entire cast valiantly commits to the challenging roles and, combined with Neel’s assured direction, shine new light on male identity and how it’s formed. Part neorealism, part horror film, Goat is a riveting cinematic experience that is as important as it is brutal.

 
 

Andrew Neel on his film "Goat," which premieres in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. 

 
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The Fits


The Fits


 

Toni, an 11-year-old tomboy, trains as a boxer with her brother at a rec center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance drill team that also practices there. Drawn to their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, tirelessly rehearsing the routines, befriending some of the girls, and even piercing her ears to fit in. But when members of the tight-knit group start experiencing mysterious fits of shaking and fainting, Toni’s desire for acceptance becomes complicated.

The Fits brims with breakout talent, including Royalty Hightower’s captivating Toni. But filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer, in her feature debut, puts forth a striking and distinctive vision—a cinematic meditation on movement, the body, adolescence, and identity that eludes categorization. Working from real stories of mass hysteria, Holmer creates a subtle visual grammar to convey a coming-of-age story in terms of movement and choreography rather than conventional dramatics. Her atmospheric aesthetic, vivid acoustic landscape, and dissonant score establish an ambiguous psychological space through which Toni moves, as if her journey through The Fits is itself a dance.

The Fits is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni-a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Premiere - Venice Film Festival 2015 Sundance Film Festival 2015 Director - Anna Rose Holmer CAST Royalty Hightower Alexis Neblett Da'Sean Minor Lauren Gibson Makyla Burnam

 
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Cincinnati House at Sundance


Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission

Cincinnati House at Sundance


Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission

 

Sundance can be exhausting so please feel free to stop by our house to recharge, regroup or just talk about movies. We’re bringing our very own celebrity chef Jean-Robert De Cavel who will be serving up Sunday brunch on the 24th from 12:00pm till 4:00pm and other tasty treats all week long. Stop by anytime.

If you would like to schedule a private meal for you and your party let us know and we’ll make it happen. Contact Kristen Schlotman at 513 378-1415 or kristen@filmcincinnati.com.