Exclusive: Michael McCallum talks about his next short film, a sci-fi thriller

Today,  September 25, 2016 is Michael McCallum’s birthday.   Today we are going to revisit an interview that he gave MMM,  November 21, 2015 Michael McCallum will depart from his normal dramatic narratives and lighter fare with his production of his next short ‘Reverb”. A moral story of conscience,  “Reverb” will be his first crack at … More Exclusive: Michael McCallum talks about his next short film, a sci-fi thriller

On this Day in Michigan Movie History Sophina Brown was born

It was on this date, September 18, 1976 American television actress Sophina Brown was born in Saginaw, Michigan  Attending  the University of Michigan, she graduated with a BFA in  Theatre Performance After graduating Brown got one of her first professional jobs in The National Tour of the musical Fame. Soon afterward, she made her Broadway … More On this Day in Michigan Movie History Sophina Brown was born

Top regional talent being drawn to ‘Wild Faith’

Collective Development Inc. (www.cdiproductions.com) is producing “Wild Faith” a mid-Western pilot feature. LANSING, Mich. – Sept. 17, 2016 –  The tale unfolds in the rugged wilderness of Michigan in 1870. Michigan became a state on January 26, 1837 and became home for a bevy of unique and free-spirited pioneers. Michigan is still home to many … More Top regional talent being drawn to ‘Wild Faith’

On this Day in Michigan Movie History: film director Paul S. Feig born

It was on this day, September 17, 1962, American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter Paul Samuel Feig was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan.   The son of Elaine Elizabeth (née Artingstall), a telephone operator, and his father, Sanford William Feig, owned Ark Surplus on Gratiot Avenue, Mt.Clemens,  Feig graduated Chippewa Valley High School Class … More On this Day in Michigan Movie History: film director Paul S. Feig born

North by Midwest (NXMW) Micro-Budget Film Festival now accepting submissions!

Kalamazoo, Michigan: Public Media Network of Kalamazoo, Michigan is proud to announce the 3nd annual North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival. Small-budget filmmakers are invited to submit their films in five categories: Long Feature, Short Feature, Documentary/Profile, Animation and MicroCam. Entries are now being accepted through November 4, 2016. The North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film … More North by Midwest (NXMW) Micro-Budget Film Festival now accepting submissions!

‘Untitled Detroit Project’ assembles cast members making a splash in the film world

The cast for Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about Detroit’s 1967 riot  is quickly growing. Hannah Murray, who plays Gilly on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” was announced Tuesday as a cast member of the upcoming Detroit riot movie.   So was Kaitlyn Dever, a rising young actress with two TV ties to the Motor City. She had a … More ‘Untitled Detroit Project’ assembles cast members making a splash in the film world

Pitching At AFM – Don’t Be Shutout

By Erik Sean McGiven The American Film Market was founded in 1981 as a way to circumvent the strangle hold big studios had on marketing and distribution, especially in foreign markets. The answer has been to sell distribution rights directly to independent sales agents, brokers and distributors. The market also facilitates financing by bringing together … More Pitching At AFM – Don’t Be Shutout

On this day in Michigan Movie History: director Burt Kennedy born

  It was on this day, September 3, 1922,   American screenwriter and director Burt Kennedy was born in  Muskegon, Michigan. Born into a family of performers, Kennedy was part of their act, “The Dancing Kennedys” from infancy. After serving in World War II in the 1st Cavalry Division and becoming a decorated military officer,  Kennedy … More On this day in Michigan Movie History: director Burt Kennedy born

On this day in Michigan Movie History:American cartoon animator and film director Frank A. Smith born

It was on this day, August 31, 1911 American cartoon animator and film director, Frank A. Smith was born in Gladstone, Michigan, Not having any money, Smith left home in his teens with the dream of working in films. Living as a hobo  Smith made his way across country to Hollywood by hitching rides illegally … More On this day in Michigan Movie History:American cartoon animator and film director Frank A. Smith born