Friday, December 21, 2012

Bob Lutz Interview

Please watch the Interviewwith former Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Executive BOB LUTZ

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OBAMA Re-Elected

The Wall Street Journal posts Obama's full speech!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Filming Log!

We Filmed a camera with politican analyst Nancy Skinner this past weekend at Gregory and Reiter Law Firm in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The scene was supplemented by a great supporting cast of local actors to the region who came in and did wonderfully in dayplayer roles ... Our cinematograper Carl Ballou pulled an all nighter driving from Manhattan the night before on a bus to make it to set call time at 8am ... Wonder why he didn't call me, so I could buy him a plane ticket .... This week marks the last week of principal photography on our project and we are all very excited to get editing!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

ATG Distribution Offers

A THIEVES' GAME has several distribution offers on the table - however we are eying each one to make sure and certain we make the right choice - Our goal is to get the picture out in On-Demand Video and DVD format no later than Summer 2013. That said, the offers all uniquely different, some have expressed interest in our second feature film as well while some just want ATG on its own and for North America only ... What will we do? Stay tuned.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

We've launched 2 FB's and

are two URLs for the new FB pages - yes we've finally signed up for Facebook after a long time coming, and all our friends told us we needed to hurry up and catch up with the rest of the online community - both FB's will post photos and video about our new film productions

Friday, September 7, 2012

Movie Marketing Art

Feature Film Marketing and Advertising is considered a global art trade - Check out the two One Sheet Designs for "Love is a Thieves' Game" ... one is designed for more of an international teaser while the other is a domestic DVD and BluRay cover.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fox 2 News Visit the Approaching Midnight set -

Fox 2 News' Mix at 6 show was on our film set in Milford, Michigan and shot this featurette

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dawn Arrives

Michigan Made Film - RED DAWN finally SEES the LIGHT of Day

Garth Franklin reports that a poster and teaser trailer have arrived online to promote the upcoming release. The good thing about the delay for the studio is that Chris Hemsworth has had a chance for his name to settle into American homes as THOR; which gives the film more marketing power

Friday, August 3, 2012




Monday, July 23, 2012

Superman Teaser Makes Waves

SUPERMAN TEASER MAKES WAVES across the internet and is attached to another big Warner Bros release this weekend. Two teasers have arrived, one with Kevin Costner's voice over and one with Russell Crowe.

Comic Con Interivew

Trailer # 2 (Kevin Costner Voice Over)

Monday, July 16, 2012

War Scene Filmed in Milan


The sun was scorching, the ground was dry and cracked and small dunes of sand shown in the distance.

The convoy of military vehicles carrying U.S. soldiers, a barrage of machine guns, grenades and sniper rifles rolled through the dusty valley – heading right into an ambush by insurgents in Afghanistan.

All of this was found not in an overseas war zone, but in Milan, Mich. on Friday, July 13.

More than 40 cast and crew members part of the independent, small-budget production “Approaching Midnight” gathered in Milan’s London Aggregates, a 700 acre privately owned area of land, to shoot the film’s opening scene.

Check out an interview with the director and other cast members at the Heritage Link above.

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Oakland Press Article


Check out the story on The Oakland Press

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Feature Film AKA Jimmy Picard Awarded Michigan Film Incentive

Feature Film AKA Jimmy Picard Awarded Michigan Film Incentive

LANSING – The Michigan Film Office announced today the feature film AKA Jimmy Picard has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The project is based on a true story of a WWII veteran and Blackfoot Indian with the alias Jimmy Picard and one of the nation’s first documented cases of dream analysis and interpretation.  The film is expected to shoot in Monroe and metro Detroit.

“Michigan doubles as Topeka, Kansas and New York City in this period film – another testament to the diversity and quality of locations found throughout our state,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office.  “Michigan beat out a number of other states for this project, helping to put our crew and talent here in the state to work.”

The project was awarded an incentive of $1,964,810 on $6,929,375 of projected in-state expenditures. The project is expected to hire 135 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 35 jobs.

The project is being directed by celebrated director Arnaud Desplechin and produced by the French company Why Not Productions.  Why Not Productions has produced A Prophet and the remake of Assault of Precinct 13 as well a number of BAFTA and Cannes-award winning films.

“From the compelling locations to a competitive incentive program, Michigan offered the best all-around package for filming AKA Jimmy Picard,” said Jennifer Roth, producer on the project.  “We have some fantastic locations lined up and we are excited to start filming.”

To date in 2012, three projects have been awarded a total of $14,149,273 on $47,936,564 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 630 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 206 jobs.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cannes Has Arrived

Cannes Film Festival is boasting many new talented directors - keep an eye out for a slew of films both domestic and international that will be hitting our silver screens -

Cannes Red Carpet

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

AM Teaser

Check out the trailer to "Approaching Midnight" currently in production in metro-Detroit. The trailer showcases some of the cast and crews hard work over the course of the last few weeks of filming.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Approaching Midnight" filming on location at Genetti's Theatre in Northville ... here's a clipping from the films' town newspaper ... The Gazette ...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Filming at Beaumont

Filming at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak today - Thanks to everyone in the PR department for such a great job assisting with the locations.  Here is a screen shot of actress Lisa Hamlin playing the nurse.  Beaumont was utilized as set dressed as a military hospital in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Local Oscar winner takes on Detroit!

Local Academy Award winning Sue Marx takes on Detroit!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Check out my interview with Lee Kirk (Director of "The Giant Mechanical Man")

Monday, April 30, 2012

Michigan Film Office Goes Mobile with New iPhone App!

Michigan Film Office Goes Mobile with New iPhone App

LANSING – The Michigan Film Office has launched a new iPhone app that puts the office’s online directories at the touch of a button for producers, directors, location managers and filmmakers. Michigan is one of the first film offices in the country to have a mobile app for locations and crew databases.

“We are always looking for ways to be more customer-friendly and responsive to the industry, and this is a terrific tool to compliment the incredible locations and talented crew Michigan has to offer,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office.  “As we move forward under the state’s new film incentive program embracing innovations like this app will play a key role in giving Michigan a competitive edge in attracting great projects.”

The app, created by Reel-Scout Inc., is free and utilizes a mobile friendly platform that allows users from large and small projects alike to tap into the Film Office Locations database and Michigan crew and vendor directories directly from their iPhone.

Directors, location managers and scouts on the road can access 78,000 photos of more than 5,400 locations across the state and with the app, searching by region, city or landmark – anything a scene might call for.  For convenient referencing, the app also allows users to map the locations directly to their phone – a feature that provides an advantage for users scouting in Michigan for projects. Users will also be able to submit new locations or modify existing photos in the database directly from their mobile phone.

“The Michigan Film Office team is constantly developing innovative ways to keep Michigan a top choice for productions,” said locations manager George Constas.  “This new iPhone app is an amazing tool that showcases the beauty and variety of our state, while at the same time creating a more efficient filmmaking process. This app will also show the world how synergy between producers, our film office, and local location managers can be maximized.”

The complete Michigan Film Office production directory of Michigan crew and support services is also accessible through the new app.  These entries include contact information, resumes and credits for industry professionals in the state, which can be tapped by projects looking to hire.  Users may also utilize the app to register or update their entry in the production directory in real time.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Brandon on "Sea of Monsters" Set

Our "Approaching Midnight"actor Brandon T. Jackson takes a break on the set of "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" filming in Vancouver, Canada. The film is expected to be a summer blockbuster.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jana Kramer (in the Oakland Press)

This one may be a lil old but

Jana Kramer (our lead actress) was featured in an article from The Oakland Press - Discussed is her country music inspirations as well as an interview with myself about our film project "Approaching Midnight"

Check it out!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New Orleans both fun and informative WITH VIDEO

I've just returned from New Orleans, Louisiana, where the summer has already arrived while we wait for our warmer weather ... it was a great trip into American history ... check it out here at The Oakland Press

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

12 AM in Portuguese

I googled myself to find this today in Portuguese .... interesting when you find images and words about you in other languages. It speaks: New Project for Jana Kramer. Her project is "Approaching Midnight" my upcoming film. She will also be featured on stage at 99.5FM's Downtown Detroit Hoedown

Monday, February 27, 2012

Iranian (Persian) Film Wins First Oscar!

Academy Award 2012 Foreign Language Film, A separation, by Asghar Farhadi

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CAA heads to India?

CAA, has domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and international stations in London and Beijing; now they big Hollywood agency is looking towards India. The agency is in talks to create a joint venture with India-based agency Kwan which is a huge talent agency for its region, repping talent in entertainment and sports.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SuperHero's Re-Edited Come to Cinemas

THE WOLVERINE, the remake / relaunch / kind-of-sequel to 2009's X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, has set a release date - 26 July, 2013.

In a bit of superhero movie news - Hugh Jackman returns play "Wolverine" with fellow friend, director James Mangold (3:10 TO YUMA, and WALK THE LINE) directing.

Another superhero remake / relaunch - THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN has a new trailer

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Motor City" rolls forward

Gary Oldman is in final negotiations to play the antogonist in Albert Hughes' thriller "Motor City," released by Warner Brothers' Pictures.

Dominic Cooper ("Captain America") and Amber Heard ("Drive Angry") star in the film about a small time hood who is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves.

Oldman plays a kingpin who has his hooks into the woman. Oldman previously worked with Hughes on "The Book of Eli".

Filming begins this April in Berlin (there are currently no plans for the film to be shot in Detroit).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cadillac ATS Stuns!

My interview with Global Marketing Director of Cadillac on the new Cadillac ATS - An entertaining view -

Sunday, January 15, 2012

CFS Teaches Practical Applications

My new article on Center For Film Studies - A state certified film schooll that teaches practical applications rather than creative ones ...