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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.


On Sunday night, the ION Network will show "A Prince for Christmas," the film that was shot in East Aurora last winter. During WBFO's Press Pass, Tim Clark of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission discussed how the production offers another example of how the movie industry is flourishing in the region.


A mix of locally- and internationally-produced films are on the schedule as the ninth annual Buffalo International Film Festival gets underway, beginning with cocktails and a memorial honoring its late founder Thursday evening.

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Buffalo is once again about to be a star, this time on a television pilot. And on Sunday at noon, that show will be screened with the producers' hopes they'll raise enough funds to push it forward and become a series.


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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.


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A film about a New York City man who moves to Buffalo to raise children for whom he has suddenly become responsible completed its local shooting Monday in the city. It's the latest production to work in the Queen City during what has become a busy year for the local film industry.

Buffalo to play a starring role in new film

Aug 6, 2015
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The City of Buffalo will be front and center in a new film being shot here. 

Film crews are becoming commonplace in Western New York. During a recent day, as many as four crews were working on a variety of film projects in the area. With that success noted, the challenge now for local officials is to keep filmmakers coming back to the region.

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Now that Paramount Pictures Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles packed up and left town, some new projects, in the motion picture pipeline, are in the works.  This week in our Press Pass Conversation, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark for a 'post-turtle' conversation. 

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With Paramount Pictures spending millions of dollars here on the making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 a lot of money is being spent, providing a business surge for some local companies.


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Hundreds of people interested in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 found out Monday night movie making can be an exercise in boredom if you aren't involved. 

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Shooting gets underway in Buffalo Monday night for the film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2." 

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Call it a test night for the turtles. Crews who are in town to shoot a high-speed chase sequence for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" plan to do prep work along the Kensington Expressway on Friday. 

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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. 

Press Pass: Film in WNY

Mar 31, 2015
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"The Natural," "Buffalo '66" and "Hide in Plain Sight" are just three of the movies filmed in Buffalo over the past 35 years.  The April issue of Buffalo Spree explores film in Western New York.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set for Buffalo filming

Mar 20, 2015

When do talking turtles produce big bucks? The answer: when scenes from the sequel to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are shot in Buffalo. That's exactly what will happen later this spring.

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

Film crew begins shooting movie in East Aurora

Feb 23, 2015
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If you saunter along Main Street in East Aurora today and spot Christmas trappings, there's no need to worry. You're not 10 months behind schedule. It's just that you've landed in the middle of a movie set.

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Buffalo Mayor Brown wants to enhance the city's effort in luring film, television and post-production to the Queen City.  Mayor Brown appeared inside Shea's Performing Arts Center Wednesday morning to announce the city is putting out requests for proposals (RFP) to hire a qualified consulting team to help grow that market.

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

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

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday in Manhattan. The native of the Rochester suburb of Fairport cultivated a strong connection with Upstate New York.  Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark recalls Hoffman using Buffalo as a location for one of his films.

Hollywood coming to Ralph Wilson Stadium

May 3, 2013
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Hollywood will coming to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.  This Sunday Universal Pictures will conduct a casting call for movie extras and conduct filming at the stadium at the end of this month.

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