More films coming to Ohio

COLUMBUS — Captain America: The Winter Soldier is just the beginning. The Ohio Film Office has secured numerous films to be shot in Ohio, bringing the total number of films, television series, and commercials assisted by the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit to 44 since the program began in Fiscal Year 2010.

“This momentum is exciting for Ohio,” said Christiane Schmenk, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “The films also provide an economic boost to the communities where production takes place.”

Since the tax credit began, the Ohio Film Office has provided more than $52 million in tax credits to Ohio productions, which have employed more than 19,000 Ohioans and contributed nearly $205 million to Ohio’s economy.

Movies

Underdogs will receive a $425,650 Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in the city of Canton (Stark County). This film is the story of a small-town high school football team destined to play their cross-town rival and perennial powerhouse while standing up for the entire community.

Crooked Tree will receive a $3,153,432 Motion Picture Tax Credit and will shoot in the Hocking Hills area. This film, based on a bestselling novel, is a horror tale that looks at strange attacks in Crooked Tree State Forest in the state of Michigan. The project is expected to hire approximately 220 Ohioans as part of the cast and crew.

Blood of Redemption will receive a $588,383 Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in an Ohio city yet-to-be determined. This film follows the story of Quinn Forte, who is leading a double life which lands him in prison and causes turmoil and bloodshed for his family. The project is expected to hire approximately 240 Ohioans as part of the cast and crew.

The Tribunal will receive a $755,500 Motion Picture Tax Credit and is slated to shoot in the city of Dayton. This film is a love story set in a Catholic marriage tribunal. It will follow the saga surrounding a couple trying to tie the knot surrounded by problems. The project is expected to hire more than 200 Ohioans as part of the cast and crew.

A Dog Named Suki will receive a $1.5 million Motion Picture Tax Credit and was shot in the cities of Columbus and Dayton, this past summer. This film is the unscripted story of a man’s road trip across America with his new found grandson.

In Other Words will receive a $105,788 Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in the city of Columbus. This film portrays the story of a deaf boy who falls in love with a blind girl and the lessons they learn along the way. The project is expected to hire approximately 100 Ohioans as part of the cast and crew.

The Do Over will receive a $633,500 Motion Picture Tax Credit to shoot in the city of Dayton. Evelyn and Jonathan dated when they were young, now much older and both widowed, they meet again when their children fall in love with each other. After spending time together their true feelings for each other emerge. The project is expected to hire approximately 60 Ohioans as part of the cast and crew.

In order to be eligible for the tax credit, the production companies must show reviewable progress to the Ohio Film Office within 90 days of receiving the notification letter. In addition, they will only receive the tax credit upon the completion of production.

For more information on the tax credit, or how to get involved with the films, visit www.ohiofilmoffice.com.

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