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The summer started off with plenty of activity for the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission. The Commission's Tim Clark went over the itinerary with WBFO's Pat Feldballe on this week's Press Pass. The weekend featured director Adam Steigart who is using area locations for his newest work, "The Horrific Evil Monsters."

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.


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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 arrival of spring means the continued growth of the film industry in Western New York. With the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission gearing up for an another active year, WBFO’s Pat Feldballe speaks with Film Commissioner Tim Clark about several upcoming projects. Among them, a perfect fit for springtime in Buffalo: a Christmas movie.
 


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.


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.


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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The filming of an Asian-inspired horror film continues in downtown Buffalo. Work on the film is taking place across the region and creating dozens of local jobs.


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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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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 Cuomo Administration is celebrating a milestone in the state's film tax credit program. It says one million hires have been supported by the program. While those jobs are mostly temporary, local individuals with close ties to the film industry say it is making a positive economic impact.


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Another independent film producer "is using Buffalo as his canvas," said Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark in describing the work of filmmaker Mac Cappuccino. Cappuccino and his crew have been present along Hertel Avenue as they produce "Malaisia." Clark chats about the project with WBFO's Pat Feldballe during his monthly appearance on 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.


With trips to Los Angeles to visit film executives and the Sundance Film Festival in Utah now behind him, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark shares his experiences with WBFO’s Pat Feldballe and talks about the effect the film commission’s out of town success is having on Buffalo’s home-grown” film producers.


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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.


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.


Buffalo now has direct plane service to and from Los Angeles, with the first flight out Thursday night and the first flight arriving very early this morning. Some believe the Jet Blue service will be an economic engine for Western New York.


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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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