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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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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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A Hollywood-based filmmaker who has already shot several movies in Western New York is back in Buffalo for his latest production. And Fred Olen Ray says he keeps finding new locations throughout the region, meaning his love affair with Western New York is far from over.

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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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A film maker who used Western New York to shoot a holiday-themed movie, and then later a mystery-thriller, is once again in the Buffalo area to shoot some holiday spirit.

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.

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.