Film Cincinnati launches new website, 30/30 program

 Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, announced to the media The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission will now be referred to as Film Cincinnati Thursday August 18, 2016.

Film Cincinnati marks its 30th anniversary this year with a newly designed website (www.filmcincinnati.com) and a new partnership program to connect the community with the growing Cincinnati film industry. 

The “30/30 Partnership Program” is an exclusive opportunity for community partners to support Film Cincinnati with only 30 slots open at a top tier contribution level of $30,000 each. Benefits of 30/30 membership include: First class film premieres, mentions in the Film Cincinnati trailer shown in local theaters, inclusion in social media, public relations and client testimonials, invitations to the Beyond the Screen speaker series and brand activations at film festivals and industry events. 

Additional partnership benefits may include newsletter mentions, preferred partner status with listings on their website and promotional events, guest speaker opportunities, invitations to Film Cincinnati events including kickoff and wrap parties and set visits as a guest of Film Cincinnati.

“This is a bold new way for Cincinnati film lovers to help us reach our 30th anniversary fundraising goal of $900,000,” said Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati. “With the help of our loyal supporters, we can continue to make Cincinnati a prime location for motion picture production.” 

Thirty years of pure movie making magic 
In 2017, Film Cincinnati celebrates 30 years of successful film production in the area and a grand reason to celebrate. As a result of the increased Ohio Motion Picture Incentive Program, Film Cincinnati has been able to bring a consistent flow of productions to the area, increasing local employment and spending, helping small businesses grow and building the area’s reputation as a quality film location. 

Film Cincinnati is completely reliant on generous donations from our sponsors and partners to sustain economic development and job creation in Greater Cincinnati. In the same way that bringing film productions to the city strengthens local businesses and economies as a whole, an even more famous Cincinnati stands to see untold benefits that come with tourism and international recognition. 

Sometimes moving forward takes a bit of looking back
Film Cincinnati was founded by Lori Holladay 30 years ago. She believed Cincinnati’s landmarks and landscapes would make great places to film movies, and she was right. 

Lori strived to make her dream of bringing feature films to the city a reality. This reality began with Rainman (Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise), followed by Eight Men Out (Charlie Sheen and John Cusack) and Fresh Horses (Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy). She followed these blockbusters with a string of 14 movies which by 1994 had injected $38 million and 17,000 jobs into the local economy. 

In 1997, Kristen Schlotman joined Film Cincinnati as a volunteer. As executive director, she helped craft the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit and has brought numerous movie productions to town, including Ides of March (Ryan Gosling and George Clooney), Traffic (Benicio Del Toro and Michael Douglas), Seabiscuit (Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges), Elizabethtown (Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst), Carol (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara), Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor), Goat (Nick Jonas and Ben Schnetzer) and Marauders (Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni). 

With a total of 10 productions on the ground in Greater Cincinnati, 2016 was the most productive year for film production in the organization’s 30-year history. 

Alex ReillyTRENDS