Courtesy of Sony Pictures
A still from 'The Bronze' filmed in Amherst, Ohio
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission posted an open casting call
yesterday for homes to be added to its locations database. All sizes, styles and neighborhood locations of homes are encouraged to submit.
According to the CFC, directors and producers look for homes that feel authentic to their characters and their story, whether that be a mansion or a modest, middle-class home. Not every script calls for granite countertops and a pool in the backyard; the more character a home has on its own, the better.
Having a home turned into a movie set is both an exciting opportunity to meet production cast and crew in addition to having a first-hand look behind the scenes on a major motion picture, and having a diverse locations portfolio makes Cleveland a more inciting location for production companies, helping to boost the city's economy in the process.
When the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit passed, it was estimated that it would generate an increase in local spending by $100 million and create 500 full-time equivalent jobs.
A recent study conducted by Cleveland State University estimates that since 2009
, the increase in media sector activity has resulted in $572 million in economic impact to the state, of which $463 million was in Northeast Ohio. That also included the creation of 4,162 direct jobs in Ohio, with 3,399 of the total in Northeast Ohio.
If you're interested in letting your house be the location of the next big Cleveland film, contact Production Coordinator Mike Wendt at [email protected]
to get your house listed.