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This year, spring time is bringing with it some high profile actors and films to the Buffalo area.  At the top of that list is the decision by filmmaker John Krasinski to use the village of Akron as a site for the filming of "A Quiet Place 2." Meanwhile, several Western New York natives are taking advantage of the fertile film climate to produce new works for the large and small screen.

The filmmaking in Buffalo and Western New York has been a growth industry in recent years.  Major studios and independent filmmakers now see Western New York not just as a resource for interesting locations at which to shoot, but are now finding a growing pool of technical talent and support.  Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark talks to WBFO’s Pat Feldballe about what’s to come in the new year.

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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.

The next WBFO Blues Bash takes place this Saturday in the WNED|WBFO Studios. The headliner is The Noah Wotherspoon Band, a trio that found success at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, finishing second. WBFO Blues host Pat Feldballe talked with Wotherspoon about the band’s beginning and his fondness for public broadcasting.

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.

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.

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. 

Words like prodigious, prolific, astounding, and extraordinary are appropriate when describing the career of Bobby Militello.

Photo from The Amherst Saxophone Quartet Website

Well-known Amherst Saxophone Quartet will be performing a free concert Friday afternoon at the Downtown Library Auditorium.  It is a free performance as part of the "Judy Summer Concert Series" at the Library. WBFO'S Blues host Pat Feldballe sat down with a member of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet about today's concert, their work and the band's national success.

Musician Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to Buffalo

Jun 21, 2013

Musician, composer and master of the Hammond B3 organ Doctor Lonnie Smith, a native Buffalonian and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee, has been described as a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a turban, head gear he has worn since his teen years. 

The jazz organ legend is back in Buffalo for a performance at the Tralf Music Hall.