CLEVELAND — Lights, camera, Cleveland.
Ranking 14th out of 25 cities, Cleveland has been named one of MovieMaker’s Best Places to live and work as a moviemaker in 2021, according to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission.
Since 2009, over 150 productions have filmed in Northeast Ohio.
While Los Angeles and New York City will always be known as notable movie cities, MovieMaker said strict lockdowns due to the coronavirus have opened up filmmakers to other cities for filming.
MovieMaker said, “Cleveland is going to get a lot of attention this year thanks to two high-profile projects that shot locally: Cherry, starring Tom Holland and directed by hometown heroes Joe and Anthony Russo, and Judas and the Black Messiah, directed by Shaka King and starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield.”
The magazine also referenced the GCFC as a key point of contact in providing everything from COVID-19 updates to a guide in industry jargon, even offering classes to help locals break into the industry.
Here are MovieMaker’s 2021 Best Places to Live and Work as a filmmaker:
10. Calgary, Alberta
15. Oklahoma City
17. San Diego
20. Washington DC
21. Kansas City, Missouri
22. San Antonio
25. St. Petersburg