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News / Posted on: April 11, 2022

Film Columbus Summit on Film & Entertainment Coming Thursday, April 28, 2022

** Thursday, April 28, 2022, 1pm-5pm at Gateway Film Center • Followed by networking opportunities **

Register for FREE by clicking here.

Discussions will include the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, local incentives in Columbus and how we grow the infrastructure and crew base, and setting up your project and business to succeed.

The term “film industry” has evolved into more than just film. For us in Columbus, “film” refers to not only the film industry but television, animation, gaming, and tech which includes post-production and visual effects (VFX).

Within all of these facets of the film industry sits an opportunity that we may not see again: an opportunity to kick-start the future of film in Columbus and Ohio. Let’s start to look beyond a few large productions each year in Ohio. Let’s look at an industry that provides thousands of jobs and millions of dollars across film, animation, VFX, AR, VR, post production, and gaming.

The film industry in Ohio is NOT about Hollywood. It’s about local jobs, local support services, and a LOCAL sustainable industry fed by local talent, crew, and graduates of Ohio schools.

Schedule (subject to change)

1:00pm-1:10pm: Film Commissioner update, John Daugherty

1:10pm-1:25pm: Keynote: Elizabeth Bell – Topic: Creating Opportunities in the Film Industry

1:30pm-2:15pm: Opportunity Panel (includes Q&A)

Panelists: Elizabeth Bell, Sterling Carter, Isaiah Jones, Julianna Politsky

2:20pm-3:15pm: Above the Line/Below the Line (Includes Q&A)

Panelists: Amy Hargreaves, Chad Simpson, Colin West, Otis Winston

3:20pm-4:05pm: Tax Credits/Audits presented by PNC (Includes Q&A)

Panelists: Alex Semerano, Jon Sherman, Chris Szuch

4:10pm-5:00pm: Future of Entertainment (Includes Q&A)

Panelists: Jeremy Hughes, Angela Meleca, Kyoung Swearingen, Chris Volpe

5:00pm: Networking sponsored by Gravitate Marketplace and Conference

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