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Movie shoots are bringing money to Cleveland
"Captain America" starts filming in Cleveland this summer, "Draft Day" could be coming as well

by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Kevin Niedermier
 

Another superhero action movie will be shot in Cleveland this summer following the downtown production of “The Avengers” in 2011.                

WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier talks with Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Ivan Swartz about what’s coming up, and about the local economic impact of the region’s budding film industry.

Niedermier on movies shot in Cleveland

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In the last four years, Ivan Swartz says all or parts of more than 30 films have been shot here.  He credits Ohio’s tax breaks for movie makers, and a good variety of suitable set locations for the 1,100 local jobs the industry has created.

“The average salary for somebody is about $50,000 a year, which is $10,000 a year more than the average salary for a typical Ohioan. The reason I’m saying this is that they’re all important movies. And if they’re not necessarily "The Avengers" or "Captain America" or "Fun Size" or some of those movies that have been here, it doesn’t mean that they’re not contributing or they’re not important to this industry here. Actually they’re as important because when those movies aren’t here, those smaller movies are filling that void and keeping people here. That’s where you get the 1,100 equivalent full time jobs is that people are working.”

Swartz expects a busy summer of filmmaking in Cleveland.

“This summer we have "Captain America 2," we have probably 12 independent films ranging from $3 million $15 million that are looking around, and we’re hoping that at the end of the summer, they’ll fall in nicely into the fall.”

And there are reports that the movie "Draft Day" will be filmed here. It stars Kevin Costner as the Cleveland Browns’ general manager who’s trying to turn the struggling team around with his draft picks.

“That’s what I’m reading in the papers, but at this time we have no comment on that.”

Swartz says until he hears from the production studio itself, it’s not a done deal.

"Draft Day" would not be the first film shot in Cleveland featuring the Browns. In 1966, "The Fortune Cookie" was filmed here.  It starred Jack Lemmon as a cameraman knocked down during a Browns game, and Walter Matthau as the crooked lawyer who tried to turn the incident into a windfall.

Though Cleveland may or may not be the setting for the latest Cleveland Browns-based movie, resumes are being accepted for local production of "Captain America," which begins this spring

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