Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Detroit used to spend more money on physical film stock than any other city, including Los Angeles when it came to production. In particular most of these projects were commercial and industrials, primarily made for and by the 'Big Three' automotive companies. This past quarter we witnessed one of the most influential television spots in the history of advertising. I myself was just involved in addition re-shoots for the Chrysler 200 spot which included filming shots of my me on a bike trailer riding alongside Bel Isle staring at the vehicle as it drives by. It was arguably one of the most amazing film shoots I was involved in due to the fact that everyone understood the mastery of it's craft work. It is also important to note that commercials are not covered under the 42% Michigan film incentive, however due to their direct impact on popular culture and the amount of money that is spent on producing any one television advert, it is my suggestion that they should be.
CHRYSLER 200 / Eminem - TV Spot.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I will appear on CMNtv with Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner and State Representatives Tim Melton & Tom McMillin to discuss the film incentive program. The event will take questions from audience members by way of Twitter or a live chat during the Town Hall's online livestream. They can also call in or submit comments on our web site or on our Facebook page.
Opposition generally believes that the incentives would have to exist permanently for a real film industry to exist in Michigan; Although supporters believe they can 'slowly' phase it out as the infrastructure continues to grow and create a general mindset that the film industry should exist here.
WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2011 – 6-7pm
WHERE: CMNtv 1230 Souter, Troy, MI 48083
WATCH: Comcast & Wow Cable Channel 18