Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Film Biz Professsionals Gather For Discussing Incentive

My article on the film incentive meeting that took place in Bloomfield Hills this past week.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Detroit's Hottest Halloween Party

Looking for something fun to do tonight? How about the 3rd Annual Stage Fright ... The party has moved its locale downtown from its previous suburban location....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Captain Underpants Film For Kids?

DreamWorks Animation has acquired the feature film rights to Dave Pilkey's series about two fourth graders named George and Harold who cause a ruckus by hypnotizing their principal into thinking he's a superhero of that name in these comedy adventures. Although a live action film would be interesting, I believe they will keep along with a CGI feature in the spirit of DreamWorks Animation. In addition, it may be important to note that the popularity of these books amongst actual 4th graders may be a cause for parents to stand in line opening day and help this future film be a #1 box office opener.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Troy Brothers hit Festivals

Read about two local brothers from Troy who are hitting the film festival circuit to promote their locally made short film "My Friend Peter"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Wolverine going R?

MTV News recently had an interview with Hugh Jackman while he has been touring the press junkets for the Detroit made "Real Steel" - So far we are hinted that there is potential for an adult oriented full throttle R-Rated "Wolverine" film; for fans of darker adult themed superhero worlds, this is very good news as the characters would not have to be treated in a nickelodeon-like fashion.

Jackman says, "There's such great temptation to make an R-rated Wolverine. I've always felt that. I know a lot of fans would like that. I totally get it. If there was ever a superhero that was going to be R-rated, it's Wolverine. However, in the last ten years, I've also met many, many 12, 13, dare I say 10, 14, 15 year-olds who, for them, Wolverine is not just cool, you see it in their eyes. He's everything to them. So my thing is, which James Mangold and I talked about, is let's not put it off the table. There's even a talk of us doing two versions, as in finding a way for us to do both while you shoot it, which could be really cool. But you need to have a really good reason to exclude those fans."

Monday, October 3, 2011

Avengers Images

The biggest summer movie that Detroit lost out on - The Avengers has been filming south of us in Ohio instead - and photos are emerging. This is my most anticipated film of next summer. The very thought of Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man and Thor gracing the same screen at the same time gives me chills...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Incentive Running Dry

The Michigan Film Office is stating that it will not accept applications for the 2012 fiscal year until new legislation will pass.

The form the incentives will form into will be based on Senate Bill 569, sponsored by Sen. Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe.

The Film Office has only $921,313 left in its bank to award under the existing $25-million cap that went into effect this February. It will have to use this money by the end of December and recently awarded $498,868 to a set of U of M graduates who are working on a basketball themed film.