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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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In what has became a staple film series in the Buffalo movie-going community, Thursday Night Terrors returns Thursday night for its seventh season at the Dipson Amherst Theatre with showings of Frank Henenlotter’s 1982 cult classic Basket Case.

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Students from the Buffalo Youth Media Institute premiered their documentary "1988" Tuesday night at the Burchfield Penny Art Center. The film examines society’s relationship with climate change.

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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."

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.


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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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Film production activity has been going strong in Western New York and we are about to see a number of finished film projects shot in Buffalo and its surroundings appearing in theaters, on television and on the web. Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark shares the latest with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe on this week's Press Pass.


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"Hollywood North" is getting bigger. Cinespace is planning to build a new film and television studio at a former industrial shipping terminal near the Toronto waterfront.


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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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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.

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