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No matter where you're located in the country, breaking into the film industry takes time, perseverance, and patience.
Here's what you can do:
Yes, in order to be approved for the Reel-Crew® Database, you must have at least one credit in the internet movie database. If you do not have a credit, you can be listed as an intern for possible internship possibilities. Are there any programs in Ohio that offer film production courses? Yes, there are several programs in the state. They offer a range of concentrations from film theory to film production. To find out more about the offerings near you go to accredited programs.
Ohio has a wonderful local talent pool and numerous resources for those interested in acting. Check out local community theaters, community education classes, and local colleges/universities for program offerings. If you already have some acting experience, you may want to begin with a local talent agency. Reputable agencies will not charge fees until you receive work and will never charge you to audition.
The Ohio Film Office is the initial point of contact for film productions interested or already committed to filming in the state. Listing your services can help you get your name or business in front of the key decision makers early. To list your services go to the Reel-Crew Page, and register.
The Ohio Film Office will post in our news section about new opportunities for film within the state. Also, you can check our useful links section for job and message boards related to film production.
Often productions will have an office set up but are not ready to take calls. With only a limited amount of time to prep their shoots, they cannot always field calls. Once they make the contact information public, the number will be available. By listing with the Ohio Film Office Reel-Crew Database, your contact information will be passed along to the production if requested.
Yes, the Ohio Film Office assists independent and student filmmakers. Part of the Ohio Film Office's mission is to support local talent and help to advance homegrown film productions. Please contact us at (614) 644-5156, to learn more about how we can help you and for local resources around the state.