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It has been a busy and productive year for filmmaking in Buffalo and Western New York. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the year’s events and what’s heading to town in 2018.


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The film business in Western New York has had a very busy 2017 so far and the last quarter of the year is on track to maintain that level of activity. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark and with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talk about what's happening now and what's coming up on this week's edition of Press Pass.


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Summer is a busy time for filmmakers in Western New York. This season brings Hollywood star and Cheektowaga native William Fichtner to town, where he will be producing his own film.


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The growth of the film industry in Western New York is having a positive effect on jobs. As the number of films produced here increases, so, too, does the number of local people needed to work on their crews. Several area colleges, as well as the regional film commission itself, are now offering courses for entry-level positions on film crews. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the trend.


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It’s only January, and but not too early in the year to think about planting seeds. On today’s edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe talks to Buffalo Niagara film commissioner Tim Clark, who's traveled to Los Angeles and then will be heading to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, planting the seeds for future growth of the film industry in Western New York.


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2016 was a big year for film in Western New York. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about "Marshall" and more on this week's edition of Press Pass.

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On this week's edition of Press Pass, WBFO's Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talk about the increasing interest film producers are showing in Western New York and how the number of scouting requests from out-of-town filmmakers continues to go up.


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The film production business in Western New York has been steadily growing and on this week's edition of Press Pass, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark tells WBFO's Pat Feldballe about a couple of recent visits he had with some Hollywood heavy hitters.


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Students at East Aurora High School have an opportunity to learn about making films. The school houses the Aurora Film Academy.  Tuesday night their work will be showcased at the annual student Film Festival at the Aurora Theatre. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with some seniors who shared their film work and experience. 

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Local shooting for the period film “Marshall” begins next week. On this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discuss the run-up to the start of production and how the movie will showcase Buffalo on the big screen in a number of ways — its homes, vintage automobiles and, of course, its residents.


On today's edition of Press Pass, WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talk about a major film project headed to Buffalo, a period piece set in the 1930s and 1940s that requires authentic-looking home interiors and vehicles. Your home or classic car could star in the film.


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Lockport’s Transit Drive-In movie theater has announced plans to expand its operation with a fifth digital projection screen. The impetus and the impact may not be what most expect.


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The first non-stop commercial flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles will be in the air soon. Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark says it's an "amazing development" for the region's growing film industry.


On today's edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discuss prospecting at the Sundance Film Festival, an upcoming film by a director making his third movie in Western New York and a music video shot in an iconic city location.


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On this week's edition of Press Pass, Tim Clark, the head of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission, joins WBFO’s Pat Feldballe for a look back at 2015, a highly successful year for filmmaking in Western New York.


This morning on Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about pitching producers, some new projects that are currently shooting, and the economic impact of film industry spending in Western New York.


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Western New York will be the setting for yet another independent film shoot. Crews will begin shooting “Morning Sun” on Tuesday.

This week on Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about attending a New York City seminar with Tina Fey and Harvey Weinstein and the process of searching for, and finding, the locations producers are seeking for their projects.


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This week on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about how the fall season attracts movie producers looking to add a little color to their films. Also, some heavyweights from the head office of the New York State Film Commission have come to Buffalo to get a firsthand look at the resources that are getting producers from around the world excited about making a movie in Western New York.


Today on WBFO's Press Pass, Blues host Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the significance of a film crew sighting Pat recently made on a Buffalo street. They also discusses a number of new film shoots about to get underway in Western New York.

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A popular discount movie theater in Cheektowaga has closed its doors.

This week on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the economic impact of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 filming in Buffalo, which got underway on Route 33 Monday evening.

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Today on Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about a film written by a Western New Yorker that's been included in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Tim also teases some news about the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, parts of which will be shot in Buffalo. 

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This week on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark for this month’s update on what happening cinematically in Western New York. This week, Tim talks about the need to often keep local filming productions secret.

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Today on WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark for this month’s update on what's happening cinematically in Western New York.

Today on WBFO's Press Pass, Saturday night Blues host Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark for this month’s update on what happening cinematically in Western New York. This week, Pat and Tim look at the post-production work being done locally.

This week, WBFO welcomes a new addition to our Press Pass rotation. Pat Feldballe, who hosts Saturday night Blues on WBFO, will be sitting down for occasional conversations with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark to talk about the bustling film industry in Western New York. 

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The Toronto International Film Festival starts Thursday. Over the years, the festival has become one of Hollywood's most important vehicles for launching new work and this year appears to be no exception.

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Today is a day movie lovers across Western New York have been anticipating. After being closed for several months to undergo extensive renovations, the historic North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue will again light up the silver screen.

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Niagara Falls is getting some international attention and a Buffalo subway station is serving the backdrop for an independent film project.

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