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DJ Perry’s 1800’s Story ‘Wild Michigan’ Released as a Novel

CDI Publishing releases first book under new banner ahead of new movie with similar themes slated for a 2018 release. Michigan-based Collective Development Inc. is known in the world of motion picture production but now publishing can be added to that list of services. CDI Publishing has been launched by CEO, DJ Perry. He is … More DJ Perry’s 1800’s Story ‘Wild Michigan’ Released as a Novel

Cast for Family at the ‘Center of the Storm’ In CDI’s Feature Film ‘MBF’ Is Announced

The old axiom, ‘Art imitates life,’ is a prevailing theme throughout ‘MBF’ (Man’s Best Friend), the next feature film to be shot by award-winning Lansing-based production company, Collective Development Incorporated (CDI). From the film’s start, in the killing fields of Afghanistan in 2007, to a courtroom in a small mid-Michigan town in 2017, the lines … More Cast for Family at the ‘Center of the Storm’ In CDI’s Feature Film ‘MBF’ Is Announced

Michael McCallum’s first competition festival film entry ‘Foreword’ garnering praise

Michael McCallum has been honing his skills since he started his filmmaking company Rebel Pictures in 1999.  Since then,  he has garnered numerous awards for his twenty films.   Winning 117 major awards, receiving 91 nominations and having  played in 223 film festivals nationally and internationally,  he thought he would test his skills and enter … More Michael McCallum’s first competition festival film entry ‘Foreword’ garnering praise

[Podcast] How To Sell Your Film at The American Film Market (AFM)

Scott McMahon Published on Oct 27, 2017 In this episode, Indie Film Coach, Ron Newcomb interviews the Managing Director of The American Film Market (AFM), Jonathan Wolf. Discover what the film market is and how best to utilize the event to sell your film to the international market. Welcome to the Film Trooper Podcast, ranked … More [Podcast] How To Sell Your Film at The American Film Market (AFM)

American Film Market on a shoestring budget

by Erik Sean McGiven In early November, the American Film Market comes alive with sellers, buyers, and promoters bartering for placement in distributor’s catalogs. With attendance around 8,000 AFM is the World’s largest motion picture trade event. It’s a marketplace where producers and sales companies license films to distributors and this year they project to … More American Film Market on a shoestring budget

Director Michael Sneed–Legend of the Hawk’s production of ‘Crystal’ wins big- Twice

Director Michael Sneed’s feature film “Crystal” was a  big winner at the Royal Starr Film Festival this year. Not only was it awarded the “Best Narrative Feature” by a judging committee at the Royal Starr Film Festival.,  its star, 12 year old Trinity Rose Miller received “Best Actress in a Feature Film.”- Not bad considering … More Director Michael Sneed–Legend of the Hawk’s production of ‘Crystal’ wins big- Twice

Multi-talented filmmakers join the cast of Collective Development Inc.’s, ‘MBF’

Michigan’s own, Shane Hagedorn and David Gries, seasoned actors with character role and leading man credentials, have far exceeded ‘one-trick pony’ status. Running the filmmaking gamut of experience – from actor, writer, director, editor, to producer, graphics designer, webmaster and production coordinator – the two men have joined the cast of Collective Development Incorporated’s feature … More Multi-talented filmmakers join the cast of Collective Development Inc.’s, ‘MBF’

Audience treated to selection of comedic horror shorts at “Devil’s Night Gallery Season 2,” a film and art event

For most people Devil’s Night is recognized as the night before Halloween. Starting in the 1940s, urban youth engaged in minor pranks which resulted in little, if any property damage.  These pranks escalated and in the Detroit area, from the 1970s to the 1990s it was a night marked with serious vandalism and arson For … More Audience treated to selection of comedic horror shorts at “Devil’s Night Gallery Season 2,” a film and art event

Veteran Hollywood Actors Tim Abell, Tony Becker Bringing Their Versatility to CDI’s Drama, ‘MBF’

One ‘veteran’ actor was a real-life U.S. Army Ranger and the other, whose career has spanned decades after his start as a child actor in Hollywood, was a star on the popular 1987-90 TV series, ‘Tour of Duty,’ which followed a U.S. Army unit in Vietnam. That juxtaposition aside, both LA residents Tim Abell and … More Veteran Hollywood Actors Tim Abell, Tony Becker Bringing Their Versatility to CDI’s Drama, ‘MBF’