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Big-budget movies enjoy tax relief, local charm in Cincy's growing film economy

Soapbox sits down with Kristen Schlotman, executive director of the nonprofit Film Cincinnati. Schlotman's team helped bring 10 major motion pictures to the region last year, and she expects that number to keep growing.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills serves as pilot backdrop in local efforts to bolster middle class

Multimedia documentarians Chris Ashwell and Shawn Braley from Cincy Stories will help reveal the people, places and projects driving progress in Walnut Hills, pilot neighborhood for Soapbox's new On The Ground series.

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Lynn Meyers keeps figuring out what's next for Ensemble Theatre and Over-the-Rhine

As Ensemble Theatre celebrates its 30th birthday and confirms its expansion plans, Lynn Meyers reflects on OTR's resurgence as a "great metaphor for life."

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Jewish & Israeli Film Festival brings the world to Cincinnati

The Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival is bucking the trend in Cincinnati's languishing film presentation scene, growing again and attracting higher-profile movies for its latest run Feb. 6-25.

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The Art Academy's 10 years in OTR a story of potential realized but not yet fulfilled

After 10 years at 12th & Jackson Streets, the Art Academy of Cincinnati has in some ways given more to Over-the-Rhine — and the city — than it's received in return. But a decade of urban pioneering provides the school a new edge and a positive outlook.

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Freedom from objectivity led newspaper veteran Tom Callinan to a new life of activism

After forming Charitable Words to help nonprofits trumpet their message on multiple media platforms, ex-Enquirer Editor Tom Callinan now revels in his freedom from objectivity and emergence as an "activist."

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My Soapbox: C. Jacqueline Wood, Filmmaker

Jacqueline Wood is an artist, filmmaker and organizer who can't stop experimenting. Her drive to share experimental film with Cincinnati won a People's Liberty grant to design a 10-week communal experiment that begins Thursday, July 2.

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We Are the World: Teaching perspective at NKU's College of Informatics via study abroad

Thanks to a ground-breaking and boundary-pushing program developed by Chris Strobel and Sara Drabik, NKU electronic media students are now required to study abroad to better understand their role as world citizens.

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Documentary film explores role of Oyler School in 'saving' Lower Price Hill

When she arrived in Cincinnati in 2012 on assignment for public radio, Amy Scott didn't plan to spend the next two years detailing the lives of students and faculty members at Oyler School. Her documentary film about the role of schools in historically embattled communities like Lower Price Hill will have its first public screening May 22.

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9 More Cincy blogs to follow

In this two-part series, we look at the women behind some of the Greater Cincinnati area's most beloved blogs. This week, we focus on blogs that cover music, history, family, art, photography and inspiration. If you're not reading the words of these witty and wise women, you're missing out!

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25 most iconic Cincy companies captured in video

Starting with Graeter's, local animation firm Flaming Medusa Studios will tell the stories of 25 celebrated Cincinnati companies in its new series of animated videos, dubbed the Queen City Chronicles.

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My Soapbox: Chase Whiteside, New Left Media

Chase Whiteside wasn't setting out to start a YouTube sensation. But when he and filmmaking partner Erick Stoll documented a Tea Party rally in Washington, they started a documentary-making partnership that has now taken root in Cincinnati. He shares his love of film and his hatred of the Internet with Soapbox's Elissa Yancey.

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My Soapbox: Janelle Hopper, Contemporary Arts Center

Janelle Hopper, public programs manager at the Contemporary Arts Center, takes a holistic approach to connecting the community with art. In her three years on the job, she's showcased eclectic guests, from the Smithsonian's new media strategist to Sigur Ros. She shares her goals, her insights and her passions with Soapbox.

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Sisson, Ohs tell of transformation in 'I Send You This Place'

A fashion design Fulbright scholar and a computer scientist met in Cincinnati, married, then traveled to Iceland on a journey to make a film. The result is as spiritual as it is cinematic. "I Send You This Place" premieres in Cincinnati Nov. 29 at the Emery Theatre.

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Filmmaking in Cincinnati: A Wide Angle

Local filmmakers don't wait for George Clooney and Ryan Gosling to come to town to practice their craft. From skateboarding movies to one-woman-show YouTube channels to high-end commercial productions, Cincinnati's film scene offers space, and support, for aspiring artists to grow.
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