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The coronavirus has shut down the world with jobs lost and doors shuttered, including the film industry. In recent years in Western New York, we have seen the rise of an industry that many never expected to thrive here—film making.  With the arrival of the pandemic, what happens next?  No one knows, but Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark has some thoughts.


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The film industry in Western New York, like most other businesses, has been shut down because of COVID-19. On this week's Press Pass, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talks with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe about the state of things, proactive efforts to aid the cause by members of the film community, and a suggestion for a movie available on streaming services made here in Buffalo.


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A major new film, Guillermo del Toro's "Nightmare Alley," began production in Buffalo this week. On this week's Press Pass, film commissioner Tim Clark talks with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe about some of the things that can affect a movie shoot in an urban area in the winter. Also, a tip of the hat to Tim on his election as the Association of Film Commissioners International board chairman.


Heavy hitters from the film industry will be coming to Buffalo in the coming year. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark says plans and details are being worked out for Cineposium 2020 which is scheduled to take place Sept. 15-20. While much of the focus will be on industry-related subjects, Clark says some events will be open to the public.


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The film industry in Western New York has shown remarkable growth over the past several years and shows no sign of slowing. This week's announcement by a global film industry organization supports that idea. WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the upcoming AFCI Cineposium 2020 on this week's Press Pass.


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Let’s say you’re making a movie and you want to film on the Grand Island Bridge. The only thing standing between you and your great scene is a little car traffic. So how do you do it?  If you are Paramount Pictures, you’re fortunate that the New York State Film Office is there to help. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark sheds light on the subject on this week's Press Pass.


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There are film projects aplenty ongoing in Western New York, from major studio films to TV series. The growing popularity of the area with film producers is generally regarded as positive and is helping to create and support jobs in film production and related services, with Western New York becoming a “go-to” cinematic location. But recently there has been some pushback by one locality, seemingly designed to discourage filmmaking within its borders. WBFO’s Pat Feldballe discusses the issue with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark on Press Pass.


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Actor and filmmaker John Krasinski has been spotted around Western New York this week, scouting potential locations for a sequel to his hit 2018 thriller "A Quiet Place."

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Three films with Buffalo connections are going to be shown this month to audiences at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. They feature Buffalo as a stand-in for Los Angeles, Toronto as a stand-in for Buffalo, and a documentary on cheerleading in the NFL. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discusses the films with Pat Feldballe on WBFO's Press Pass.


The emerging film industry in Western New York is just one example of the efforts being made by film commissions around the world to induce major film producers to do business in their locations. For this week's Press Pass, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe spoke with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about his recent trip to Los Angeles, his involvement in the Organization of Film Commissioners International, and Western New York’s rising profile in the eyes of major west coast film producers.


As the holidays approach and the year comes to a close, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark reflects on the activity that took place in Western New York this year and reassures all of us that yes, Virginia, a new holiday film shot in East Aurora will be making its debut on local TV soon. WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Tim on this week's Press Pass.


Last weekend, a film shot here in Western New York starring WNY native William Fichtner, who also wrote and directed "Cold Brook," made its debut at the Woodstock New York Film Festival and won the prestigous Carpe Diem Andretta Award. Among those in attendance for the screening was Buffalo Niagara Film commissioner Tim Clark, who joins Pat Feldballe on this week's edition of WBFO's Press Pass.


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It seems like every season is the busy season for the film industry in Western New York. A major film just wrapped and another is in the middle of its shooting schedule. One interesting side effect of all this work is the growth of film production facilities in Buffalo. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark explains on this week's Press Pass with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe.


The motion picture industry in Buffalo and Western New York has been growing steadily for a number of years now and more than a few producers, aware of the support for the film industry and the cinematic resources the area offers, are becoming return customers. WBFO’s Pat Feldballe talks to Buffalo Niagara Film commissioner Tim Clark about one such project, getting underway soon, that features a pretty big name in the movie business.


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The business of movie-making in Western New York continues to grow and 2018 looks to be another very active year with many out-of-town producers bringing their projects to the Buffalo area. On this week's edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe talks to Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about the vibrance of the homegrown, Buffalo-based film scene.


Continuing the momentum of recent years, 2018 is expected to be a busy year for the film industry in Western New York. With that activity comes a need for undiscovered locations that could serve as the backdrops for those films. Pat Feldballe and Film Commissioner Tim Clark talk about how you can get involved in this week's edition of WBFO's Press Pass.


On this week's Press Pass, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark and WBFO’s Pat Feldballe look back at the biggest year in Buffalo filmmaking yet and look ahead to some of what’s in store for 2018, including a "really big star" coming to the area in March.


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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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.


Some of the film industry's biggest producers and stars are not far from Buffalo this week, attending the Toronto International Film Festival. Some of them are being urged to check out this side of the border for their next project.


With location shooting for the movie “Marshall” now complete and the buzz around the filming having died down, what’s next for the area’s filmic future? Quite a lot, as it turns out. On this week's edition of WBFO's Press Pass, Pat Feldballe speaks with Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark about what's going on cinematically in Western New York.


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The big-budget Hollywood film “Marshall” is roughly halfway through its shooting schedule in Western New York. On this week's edition of WBFO’s Press Pass, Pat Feldballe and Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark discuss the film’s progress and what's next on the commission’s agenda in the coming months.


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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.


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The Western New York region and many of its landmarks are taking a leading role in a made-for-television movie, airing Saturday night on the Lifetime Movie Network. “A Mother’s Revenge,” filmed in Buffalo and Niagara Falls last summer under the working title, “Trial” at 8 p.m.

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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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