Michigan directors receive Castell Award from Spain

Michigan-based directors are getting noticed worldwide.  Recently, directors Harley Wallen and Jerry Hayes received a big surprise from Spain.  For their movie “Moving Parts” they received an award that gives them bragging rights and looks attractive on a mantle shelf.  This award was a crystal trophy approximately a foot high  with a black base for … More Michigan directors receive Castell Award from Spain

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, August 17, 1962, actor John Marshall Jones was born

Today is actor  John Marshall Jones’s birthday.   Born in Detroit, Jones has worked with such stars as Oscar winners Sean Penn, Helen Hunt, Jamie Foxx, Forrest Whittaker, Robin Williams and Steve Martin. He’s had 5 TV series, 20 feature films, has made over 200 TV episodic appearances, and has recently appeared on Bosch, The Fosters, … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, August 17, 1962, actor John Marshall Jones was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day August 16, 1958 Madonna was born

Today is Madonna’s birthday.  Born Madonna Louise Ciccone on this day August 16, 1958,  in Bay City, Michigan,  American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Madonna was a leading presence during the emergence of MTV in the 1980. Known for pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music, as well as visual imagery in … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day August 16, 1958 Madonna was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, August 16, 1957, Laura Innes was born

Today is Laura Innes birthday.  It was on this day,  August 16, 1957, Laura was born in Pontiac, Michigan. Introduced to professional theater by her father, who often took the family to the Stratford Festival of Canada in Stratford, Ontario, Laura, with the support of her father,  attended Northwestern University and earned a degree in … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this day, August 16, 1957, Laura Innes was born

First-Look Teaser for ‘The Christ Slayer’ Brings CDI’s ‘The Quest Trilogy’ Full Circle

The final installment of Collective Development Incorporated’s edgy faith-based trilogy, ‘The Christ Slayer,’ filmed in March in Yuma, AZ, will offer audiences a first-look inside the troubled life of Roman Centurian ‘Longinus,’ when the teaser-trailer is released worldwide via social media this Monday, Aug. 7th. OFFICIAL FIRST TEASER TRAILER ‘The Christ Slayer,’ due out in … More First-Look Teaser for ‘The Christ Slayer’ Brings CDI’s ‘The Quest Trilogy’ Full Circle

Photographer captures splendor of high desert and mountain areas in stills

  Photographer Dennis Boyd has an eye for the splendor of the high desert and mountainous areas of Arizona, Mexico and Colorado,  something with which he had little knowledge growing up as he was originally from Michigan. But photography is something in which he has always had interest.  ”  I have always been fascinated and … More Photographer captures splendor of high desert and mountain areas in stills

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), on this day, August 2, 1943, actor Max Wright was born

Actor Max Wright was born on this day,  August 2,  1943 in Detroit, Michigan. Born George Edward Maxwell Wright, Wright is best known as Willie Tanner on the sitcom ALF. In addition to ALF he made appearances in TV shows such as WKRP in Cincinnati, and was a regular cast member in Misfits of Science, … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), on this day, August 2, 1943, actor Max Wright was born

Role Playing Movie ‘Knight Chills’ Getting New Life

ROLL THE DICE! Let the Quest continue…In these times of retro film reemergence a VHS hit from the late 90’s is getting new life as a book and much more. Many moons ago there was an age when nerds gathered in person to sit around a gaming table with their friends. Pizza fueled nights of … More Role Playing Movie ‘Knight Chills’ Getting New Life

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 31, 1966, Dean Cain was born

Today is Dean Cain’s birthday.  This American actor, producer, writer, director, and television show host was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Of French Canadian, Irish, Japanese, and Welsh descent,  Cain was originally named Dean George Tanaka. When his mother married film director Christopher Cain, who adopted Dean and his brother, musician Roger Cain; the family … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, July 31, 1966, Dean Cain was born