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Emilio Estevez to film ensemble political dramedy in Cincinnati


Cincinnati will once again play host to a major motion picture — this time it's a socially conscious ensemble dramedy called the public, directed by local favorite Emilio Estevez.
 
The plot is based on an Occupy-style sit-in that escalates to a standoff between police and Cincinnati Public Library officials during a life-threatening cold snap.
 
The film is currently in pre-production, with initial photography slated to begin earlier this month.

Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Jena Malone and musician Che “Rhymefest” Smith have signed on to co-star.

Read more about the movie here.

 

How "Carol" helped bring Hollywood to Cincinnati


"We hear a lot these days about the revival of many of once-great American cities, from the Rust Belt of Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and all the way down to Houston," John Oseid writes in the Forbes lifestyle section. "Everyone's got their own list, but most anyone's should include Cincinnati."

Oseid (author bio: "I cover the world of travel with gusto ... literally, the world") says the film industry has helped put Cincinnati on the path to revival.

"Carol director Todd Haynes is known, per The New York Times, for his meticulous period recreations, and recognized that Cincinnati was a goldmine of locations," he writes, mentioning a litany of other films that were shot in the area recently: Don Cheadle's "highly-anticipated" Miles Ahead, Marauders starring Bruce Willis and Christopher Meloni, hometown actress Royalty Hightower's breakout role in The Fits, James Franco's Goat and Mickey Rourke's boxing movie Tiger.

Forbes references a University of Cincinnati study saying this cinematic activity amounted to 8,880 local jobs created and $54 million in direct spending over the last two years alone. Oseid ends his story with this tip: "Should you wish to shoot your next movie in Hollywood on the Ohio, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission is waiting for your call."

Read the full Forbes story here.
 

Forbes Travel Guide: "4 reasons Cincinnati is on our radar"


Forbes Travel Guide is bragging on Cincinnati in a blog roll that also features guides to "6 resorts for yoga lovers," "20 trips for the adventure of a lifetime" and "3 hotels that loan out jewels and designer bags."

Titled "4 reasons why Cincinnati is on our radar," the unbylined post starts out, "Winston Churchill said, 'Cincinnati is the most beautiful of the inland cities of the union.' We think he was on to something. Nestled amidst a hilly landscape reminiscent of San Francisco lies a revitalized city that’s buzzing with life and is begging to be explored."

The four reasons we're getting noticed? Up-and-coming food scene, beer and bourbon heritage, an explosion of hipness and easy access to luxurious hotels and high-end experiences.

Read the full Forbes Travel Guide story here.
 

Locally filmed 'Carol' gets rave reviews at Cannes


Todd Haynes' 1950s-era drama Carol, filmed in Cincinnati last year, debuted this past weekend at the Cannes Film Festival in France to outstanding reviews, writes Steve Rosen on today's CityBeat staff blog. He says Cannes critics "called it an instant Oscar contender and the most important high-profile gay drama to come out of American cinema since 2005's Brokeback Mountain."

Carol stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in a story (based on the 1952 novel The Price of Salt) about a socialite who falls in love with a young department-store clerk.

Rosen links to published reviews from Variety ("the most important publication chronicling the entertainment business") and indieWire ("the most influential website for the independent-film industry").

Read the full post here.
 

CCM alumni create thrills and chills in 'Gone Girl' movie

While "Gone Girl" movie audiences were gasping for the last few weekends, two University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music alumni were grinning. Dawn Swiderski (BFA Theatre Design & Production, 1989) was the film’s art director, and actor Cooper Thornton (MFA Dramatic Performance, 1992) played the role of Dr. Benson. Read more.

Don Cheadle to film Miles Davis biopic in Cincy, NKY

Ten days after Cate Blanchett finished "Carol," the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission announced that Don Cheadle will star as iconic jazz innovator Miles Davis in a movie filming here this summer. Read more.

Cincy women detectives star in new TLC reality show

A new TLC channel reality series features a look inside the lives of two women homicide detectives in Cincinnati. The “Women of Homicide” series follows Cincinnati detectives Jenny Luke and Jennifer Mitsch as they try to balance their difficult jobs and personal lives. The show premiered last Wednesday. Read more.

Two Hollywood starlets to take over Cincy restaurant

Recent Oscar winner Kate Blanchette and Rooney Mara, who are in town shooting the movie "Carol," will take over Maury's Tiny Cove in Cheviot April 1 to film a romantic date. The Rat Pack-style steakhouse has been a westside institution since 1949. Read more.

C'est Cheese owner among finalists for national commercial

Emily Frank, owner of Cincinnati's C'est Cheese food truck, has been selected as a Top 10 finalist in Mutual of Omaha's 2013 Aha Moment tour.

The Aha Moment tour visited Cincinnati this summer and recorded many videos from local entrepreneurs and others about the one thing that made them go "aha" and change their lives in some way. Frank's video was selected as a top 20 semifinalist from among 4,000 entries, and is now a top 10 finalist in the running to be made into a National Mutual of Omaha commercial.

You can visit the Aha Moment website to vote for your favorite video through October 11.


Special museums keep 'Tubes Lit' in yesterday's TV gear

Cincinnati is something of a U.S. broadcast Mecca, with a great deal of pioneering taking place in the region. Located just north of the city in the former home of the VOA's Bethany shortwave transmitting plant is a relatively new entry in broadcast equipment collections

Read the full story here.


P&G, Wal-Mart expand family friendly film content

Procter & Gamble and Wal-Mart have expanded their partnership to produce more family-friendly films geared towards all ages. The two corporations have already made four films for "Family Movie Night," which have shown or will plan to be shown on major television networks such as NBC and Fox.

Read the full story here.

Hitting the Nuts: An Interview with Director Joe Boyd

Cincinnati native Joe Boyd wrote and directed a comedic independent feature film called, "Hitting the Nuts," which tells the 'true story' about an illegal poker championship in Scott County, Indiana. Boyd shot the film locally and it has won numerous national awards.

Read the full story here.

Pete Rose documentary focuses on pursuit of Ty Cobb, not Hall

Cincinnati native, Terry Lukemire's documentary about Pete Rose, 4192- The Crowning of the Hit King, debuts on DVD later this month. Rather than focusing on the negative past of Pete Rose, the documentary praises Rose for his accomplishments in baseball history. The 115-minute film features interviews with former teammates, Pete Rose, and the relationship Rose had with his father.

Read the full story here.

Cincinnati radio host Bill Cunningham to get syndicated TV talk show in Chicago

Cincinnati radio host Bill Cunningham plans to replace Oprah Winfrey's show with a new national program starting next fall. Produced with a studio audience in Chicago, Tribune Co. aired four test shows at various times. Viewership numbers were successful, with Cincinnati at the top of the list.

Read the full story here.

Nky's Life's Eyes Media to film NASA documentary series

Northern Kentucky's Life's Eyes Media will be filming 'Behind the Webb' - a documentary video podcast about the building of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.  The contract is the company's biggest contract and is worth more than $10,000.

The video series will attempt to explain the construction process of the telescope that has been built to find the first galaxies formed in the early universe, connecting the "Big Bang" theory to our Milky Way galaxy.

Read full article here.
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