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News / Posted on: December 8, 2016

POSTPONED! Craft Services Master Class for Food Businesses Interested in Working on Film Sets


Due to a medical emergency the Craft Services Seminar will be postponed. We will have more information coming soon as to when we can reschedule. Thank you.



The Greater Columbus Film Commission (Film Columbus) and nationally recognized Film Industry Training Seminars along with the Columbus Food Truck Festival, Columbus Mobile Food Conference, and The Commissary announce a comprehensive 2-DAY training seminar, Craft Services Master Class for the film industry. The training seminar will be held March 11 and 12 from 10 am-5 pm at the Commissary in Grandview Heights at 1400 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215. It is designed to help food truck owners and catering businesses understand the unique needs of craft services for film.

Food for the film industry is more than just setting up a truck or table and serving dinner. The course covers everything businesses need to know from the history of craft services, landing the first gig, the first day on a film set and wrapping the show.

The seminar will be taught by industry veteran Lauren Lindsay. Lindsay is an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) member with more than30 years of experience. Her credits include Legends of the Fall, Rocky IV, Sleepwalkers and 80+ other productions. Lindsay will cover details specific to managing and executing the job of providing nourishment to a working film crew in full production. The Craft Services department provides tray service around sets and buffet style foods and beverages to other departments suitable to the environment on any given day or night. Participants will learn all the steps involved from getting hired and knowing what is expected of you, to being successful working in this department. Her passion for fresh and healthy meals promotes a happy and productive crew which is paramount in wrapping a successful film or commercial shoot.

There are a limited number of seats available. Cost is only $150 for BOTH days. After successful completion of the course each attendee will become a preferred vendor listed at the top of the Film Columbus Resources page.

In addition, Film Columbus will be providing two (2) scholarships to qualified individuals and five (5) scholarships to military veterans. Please contact John Daugherty ( for application and details or to refer any qualified individuals.

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite:

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For more information please contact John Daugherty at the Greater Columbus Film Commission at 614-221-8648 or



PURPOSE (OUR WHY): To enrich our community through the art and business of film.

MISSION (OUR HOW): By convening and empowering individuals, organizations and businesses in the spirit of collaboration.

VISION (OUR WHAT): So that Columbus is recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition and production and film is recognized as an art form that has a measurable impact on the economy, individuals and community.


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