: This press release issued by Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste announces Paramount Picture's decision to film portion of the movie "Gung Ho" at the stamping plant in Shadyside, Ohio and in the town square in nearby Bellaire, Ohio. The Ohio Film Bureau was responsible for scouting sites for Paramount to shoot. According to the press release, Paramount's decision to film in Ohio would bring almost a million dollar into the state and create hundreds of jobs. The Ohio Film Commission was established in 1979 to promote Ohio to the filming industry as a diverse place to film and a home to specialists with a wide range of film-making skills, including actors and set crew. The commission worked to bring to Ohio such films as "Rain Man," "Eight Men Out," "City of Hope," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "The Deer Hunter," among others filmed in Ohio. The commission's functions included scouting locations, arranging support services and helping in-state filmmakers to make and export their work. In 2002, the commission was eliminated as a cost-saving measure. The Division of Travel and Tourism absorbed all functions. Richard F. Celeste (1937- ) is a Democratic politician from Ohio. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1970 and was subsequently elected lieutenant governor in 1974, where he served under the Republican James A. Rhodes. (At the time, Ohio's lieutenant governor was elected separately from the governor, so the winners of each race could be of different parties). In 1978, Celeste ran for governor, but lost to incumbent Rhodes. In 1982 Celeste defeated Republican nominee Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr. and became governor of Ohio. Rhodes could not run in 1982 since Ohio law barred him from seeking a third consecutive term. In 1986, Rhodes returned to contest the governorship, but this time Celeste, now the incumbent, won. He served as the Governor of Ohio from 1983 to 1990. Celeste later served as Ambassador to India (1997-2001). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Ohio Government; Arts and Entertainment; Motion pictures; Motion picture industry Places
: Shadyside (Ohio); Bellaire (Ohio); Belmont County (Ohio)