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Two movies being filmed in Ohio

by Policy in Practice on March 4, 2011

Cleveland and Oxford are bringing Hollywood to Ohio.

The upcoming Avengers movie will be filmed in Cleveland after the state of Michigan withdrew tax incentives, and George Clooney’s Ides of March is being filmed now at Miami of Ohio’s school of business.

Diana Durr, director of the Oxford Visitors and Convention Bureau, said that it’s too soon to tell what kind of economic impact this week will have on the community, but it could be in the $250,000 to $300,000 range.

“The hotels are telling me that the production company booked blocks of rooms for the week,” Durr said. “But I’m told that George Clooney and the stars will be staying in Cincinnati, though some of the other actors will be in town.”

She said that the bureau uses an established reporting process that considers the dining, parking and gasoline that members of the crew will spend money on during their visit.

“We’re looking forward to a very big week and will be excited to see it on the big screen,” Wagner said.