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Sylvania chosen for independent film location

SYLVANIA, OH (WTOL) – The city of Sylvania has been chosen as the shooting location for an independent film.

The film The Society will begin rehearsals in Sylvania in early March. Filmmakers have already begun to shoot the movie in Bogota, Columbia, and will be heading to northwest Ohio after that.

 The "small town appeal" of Main Street, the Municipal Building, and several homes is a draw to these and many other movie makers.

"I definitely think there's a lot of potential for small towns. I mean, a lot of movies now have vintage shots or need that smaller community where they can move effortlessly." says Pat Nowak of the Chamber of Commerce.

The Sylvania Chamber of Commerce says that this is the first major production that has ever taken place in the city. Nowak says the town is very excited about the project.

Maumee has also heard from a few production companies, but nothing has been serious yet.

The historic Maumee Theater was used for a documentary on Current TV. Maumee City Administrator John Jezak told WTOL about that project:

"They chose the Maumee Indoor Theatre out of all the theaters in all the 50 states, and they spent about 3000 dollars to go ahead and film it."

Jezak says that small town governments are accommodating to movies, and only charge companies for things like shutting down roads or using police. He says the American small town will always have a traditional appeal.

The company has finished casting the film's leads, but there will be a call for extras. There is no release date set for The Society, either.

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