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News / Posted on: August 23, 2017

The Greater Columbus Film Commission Helps Land the Sylvester Stallone/Dave Bautista Film Escape Plan 3 in Mansfield and Central Ohio

The Greater Columbus Film Commission is proud to announce the Sylvester Stallone film Escape Plan 3 will be filming in Mansfield and central Ohio.

John Daugherty, Executive Director of Film Columbus, has been working with location scouts for several months to find the perfect location for the upcoming action film. The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, best known for Shawshank Redemption, will play as the backdrop for Escape Plan.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Escape Plan 3 and bring it here to The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield,” says Dan Smith, Marketing Director from the Reformatory. “The film will add to the continued legacy of why people travel from all over the world to explore the Reformatory. This wouldn’t have been possible without the Greater Columbus Film Commission and Location Manger Chris Petro collaborating with us.”

The film is produced by EFO Films, a company that is no stranger to central Ohio. EFO produced the Schwarzenegger film Aftermath. Randall Emmett and George Furla from EFO also produced the Bruce Willis/Hayden Christiansen film First Kill. In addition to Sylvester Stallone, Escape Plan 3 will also star Dave Bautista best known for the character Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

“We’re excited to have another film come to central Ohio,” said Daugherty. “We’re all about creating jobs and putting locals to work on any visiting film. There will be calls for crew and extras in the coming weeks. Film Columbus strives to raise the profile of film and be recognized as a go-to location for independent film production.”

The Greater Columbus Film Commission aims to grow the film industry in Columbus and central Ohio creating hundreds of jobs and providing significant economic impact for the area.

“We feel film is both art AND business that enriches our communities. We believe Columbus has the potential to be recognized as a top city for film education, exhibition, and production,” said Daugherty.

Information about crew and extras will be posted on the Film Columbus website and Facebook page first:

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