Dtonio Cheatham turns up the heat in the murder mitten in Territory 313 vs 734

JCP FILMS In this tale from the murder mitten, a Detroit native (JoiRida) attempts to recruit the a Ypsilanti native (Johnny Bizz) in hopes to have him join the 313 but it didn’t go as planned which causes JoiRida to go on a crazy killing spree and the only person that can stop him is … More Dtonio Cheatham turns up the heat in the murder mitten in Territory 313 vs 734

Michigan film director recognized as Best by Spanish film festival

Even before the first local limited screening of his new film, ‘Into a Dark Mind’,  director Harley Wallen is garnering praise and accolades from film festival curators throughout the world.   The fourth feature-length film release from Harley Wallen and what is proving to be the cast and crew of his studio, Painted Creek Productions LLC  … More Michigan film director recognized as Best by Spanish film festival

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, September 2, 1947, actress Venida Evans was born

It was on this day,   September 2, 1947,  television, film, stage and commercial actress Venida Evans was born. Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, but raised in Detroit,  Evans graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit.   She later attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Evans’ earlier film credits included a small role as a nurse in the … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, September 2, 1947, actress Venida Evans was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, September 2, 1968, Cynthia Watros was born

Today is actor Cynthia Watros’ birthday.  Born in Lake Orion, Michigan,  Cynthia Michele Watros,  she attended Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from Boston University, where she was part of Boston University’s Professional Actors Training Program Watros is known for her roles as Libby … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, September 2, 1968, Cynthia Watros was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), September 1, 1939, Lily Tomlin was born

Today is Lily Tomlin’s birthday.   Born on this day,  September 1, 1939,   in Detroit, Michigan,  Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin graduate of Cass Technical High School .  Tomlin attended Wayne State University where she originally studied biology.   She auditioned for a play which  sparked her interest in a career in the theater and she changed her major. … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), September 1, 1939, Lily Tomlin was born

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