Sunday, June 26, 2011

I, Alex Cross Approved for Credits!

"I, Alex Cross" has been approved for Michigan Film Credits - The film, set in Detroit, features the character Alex Cross from the James Patterson novels and stars Jean Reno, Matthew Fox and Tyler Perry. It is being directed by Rob Cohen ('The Fast and the Furious').
“With more than $3 billion in worldwide sales, the Alex Cross franchise is an incredible opportunity for Michigan to tap into as we work to promote our state nationally and around the globe,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “This is the type of high-level project that ensures our Michigan crew has the experience necessary to compete with the best is the business. In showcasing the talent, and the incredible locations, Michigan has to offer this is another great project for our state.”
"I, Alex Cross" has been approved for an incentive of $3,573,943 on $8,509,387 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 209 Michigan workers for temporary work.
“We are very pleased the Michigan Film Office has approved I, Alex Cross, and we appreciate the hard work on the part of the film office team in guiding us through the application process,” said project producer Paul Hansen. “Our entire team looks forward to filming in Detroit and featuring the city in our movie.”

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Upcoming Theatre Auditions

Some of metro-Detroit areas theatre companies are holding joint general auditions for the 2011-2012 theatre season June 20, 21 and 27, 2011, at the Furniture Factory located at 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226. Auditions will be held from 6pm to 11 pm. Appointments must be made for reservation and made by e-mailing

Theatres attending auditions will be Abreact Performance Space (Detroit), The AKT Theatre Project (Wyandotte), Blackbird Theatre (Ann Arbor), Breathe Art Theatre Project (Detroit/Windsor), Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company (Detroit), Matrix Theatre Company (Detroit), Planet Ant Theatre (Hamtramck), The New Theatre Project (Ann Arbor) and Who Wants Cake? Theatre (Ferndale).

Headshots and résumés should not be attached to the e-mail. No appointments will be made by phone.

Actors are to prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues no longer than three minutes total. Auditions will be timed. Actors should bring nine sets of headshot/résumé and all schedule conflicts for the season (one set for each attending company).

All roles offered will be paid. Most theatres may offer Guest Artist Equity contracts.