On this day in Michigan Movie History: actor William Talman dies

It was on this day, August 30, 1968, American television and movie actor, William Whitney Talman, Jr. died of lung cancer.  Talman,  was noted for having played Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger in the long-running series Perry Mason Talman,  born in Detroit, Michigan, founded the drama club at the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, … More On this day in Michigan Movie History: actor William Talman dies

“Superior” combining superior scenery and story-line too, rolls into town

The comedy-drama “Superior,” about two buddies bicycling the border of the Great Lake bearing that name, is rolling into metro Detroit again. Director Edd Benda’s indie charmer, which had two sold-out screenings at the 2016 Freep Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township. The emotionally tender, visually stylish movie is a gorgeous trip … More “Superior” combining superior scenery and story-line too, rolls into town

“Transformers:The Last Knight” sees its last night in Motor City, at least for while

“Transformers: The Last Knight” wrapped production late last week in Michigan. The latest movie in the hit franchise arrived for filming in June and spent the past two months filming in and around Detroit and rural Ingham County near Lansing. “Goodbye #Michigan, miss you already!” tweeted “Transformers” star Mark Wahlberg on Friday. The actor worked … More “Transformers:The Last Knight” sees its last night in Motor City, at least for while

Anschutz and Wood Joining Collective Development’s ‘Wild Faith’

Leading lady Melissa Anschutz (Bestseller, Ashes of Eden) is joining legendary actress Lana Wood (The Searchers, Grayeagle) on ‘Wild Faith’ shooting this autumn in Michigan. Director Jesse Low coming off the success of “40 Nights,” the first in a trilogy of biblical themed films penned by DJ Perry, will now roll into pre-production on his … More Anschutz and Wood Joining Collective Development’s ‘Wild Faith’

Gritty Detroit based thriller, “Don’t Breathe”blows competition away opening weekend

Gritty Detroit based horror film”Don’t Breathe,” the latest scary flick to have an impressive box office showing, opened Thursday to good reviews and online enthusiasm for being a taut, claustrophobic thriller.  The film, from Sony’s Screen Gems and Steve Bersch’s Stage 6 Films, earned $10 million on Friday at 3,051 locations, and is eyeing a $22 million … More Gritty Detroit based thriller, “Don’t Breathe”blows competition away opening weekend

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 have 2,000+ New Films … More American Film Market on a Shoestring Budget by Erik Sean McGiven

Collective Development Inc. (CDI) announces new Jesse Low directed film ‘Wild Faith’

Coming off the success of “40 Nights,” the first installment in the biblical “Quest Trilogy” – director Jesse Low was seeking his next story to tell under the Collective Development Inc. banner. (www.cdiproductions.com) The Michigan-based production company had unsuccessfully tried to launch a Michigan-based western years ago during the WGA writers strike. Insecurity over the … More Collective Development Inc. (CDI) announces new Jesse Low directed film ‘Wild Faith’

‘Don’t Breathe’ is latest horror movie to use Detroit as its setting

“Don’t Breathe” is the latest in a slew of movies to use Detroit in a fictional story or as a filming location — sometimes both — for something ominous and scary. In the trailer for “Don’t Breathe,” three teens contemplate robbing the house of a blind man as a way to leave their Detroit hometown behind. “Yo, I got our ticket … More ‘Don’t Breathe’ is latest horror movie to use Detroit as its setting

Why are there vintage Detroit police cars in Dorchester?

Police officers in riot gear and Detroit police cars have become common sights on Ashmont Street as Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow continues filming her latest movie in Dorchester. On Thursday evening a portion of Ashmont Street (approximately one-third of a mile, between Bruce Street and Dorchester Avenue) was closed to traffic and vintage vehicles … More Why are there vintage Detroit police cars in Dorchester?