Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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The 10/25/2011 West Michigan Film Office Newsletter.
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The Media Arts Coalition of West Michigan expects that Senate Bill 569 will be introduced into committee this Wednesday, 10/26, with testimony being heard at that time. We're encouraging filmmakers and people working in and businesses serving this industry to be present in Lansing.  

Schedule for October 26 Legislative Trip:
Car Pool leaves from the Park and Ride at Exit 52 on I-96 (Lowell Exit, same as the other legislative trips). 
Arrival in Lansing
The SB 569 Substitute should be available for us to read at this point 
Economic Development Committee Meeting begins
110 Farnum Bldg. 

In The News

Richardville: 'We got Hollywood's attention' with film incentives, but new ...
Both arguments have merit, according to state Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe), who is sponsoring legislation that sets parameters for a scaled-back incentive program and should allow the Michigan Film Officeto resume taking ...

Patterson On Film Incentives: You've Gotta' Live By The Deal You Promised

CBS Detroit, 10/23/11
Bill aims to keep filming industry rolling in Michigan

LivingstonDaily.,com, 10/23/11
OFFBEAT: Local filmmaker's movie 'Genesis Code' here next month for Schererville date

Variety, 10/22/11
The Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival is a Hit!

W. Michigan film advocacy group formed

'The Lake Effect,' shot in South Haven, available on DVD
By JIM HAYDEN The independent feature film "The Lake Effect," which was ... by its film tax incentive as well as the beauty of the LakeMichigan shoreline. ...

Michigan Film Festivals

Ferndale Film Festival
November 2 - 6, Ferndale
Riverside Saginaw Film Festival
November 2 - 5, Saginaw
Saugatuck-Douglas Children's Festival 
 Grand River Pictures Film Festival
Sunday, December 11th
Uptown Film Festival
March 8 - 10, 2012, Birmingham 

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival announces the 2011 festival winners
The Groovy Awards
Thriller! Chiller! Groovy Awards are presented in the following categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Thrill! Best Chill! and Best FX. Award winners are chosen by a committee of independent judges whose criteria are to examine a movie's content as a whole and attempt to quantify its visceral impact as a story and how it best represents its particular genre.
·         Best Thrill!: "Absentia." USA. Director: Mike Flanagan
·         Best Chill!: "The Big Bad." USA. Director: Bryan Enk
·         Best FX: "Night of the Punks." USA.  Director: Dan Reisser
·         Best Short: "The Dinner Meeting." Australia. Director: Antony Webb
·         Best Feature: "Pig." USA. Director: Henry Barrial
 The Boomstick! Award has quickly become Michigan's most unique and sought after accolade on its film festival circuit. This sweet baby could only be presented by Thriller! Chiller! in Grand Rapids and is awarded to the Best Michigan Movie!
·         The Boomstick! Award! : "The Zombie Factor: Pilot Episode." Rochester, Michigan. Director: Matt Cantu
The Storey Award is a community award created by Thriller! Chiller! and is presented in honor of journalist, friend, and community activist Drew Storey who passed away unexpectedly in 2009. The recipient is awarded based upon their body of work, their selfless contribution and its impact on building community relationships which promote and connect Michigan's artists to a larger audience around the world.
·         The Storey Award : David Lowing, Lowing Light & Grip
Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, which took place October 21st - 23rd at the Wealthy Theatre, is Michigan's premier film festival celebrating the genre movie. The festival screened films from the U.S. and around the world in the categories of sci-fi, action, suspense and horror. Seventy Eight films from 11 countries were represented at this year's festival.
 Thriller! Chiller! is Michigan's premier genre film festival focusing on the best of world class independent sci-fi, action, suspense and horror. We're true independent cinema that thrills and chills. Thriller! Chiller! is owned and operated by festival directors Anthony Griffin of UnSAFE Film Office and Chris Randall of Fulvew productions . Marketing and PR are powered by Shirley Clemens at Twain Girl.
For continuing coverage of Thriller! Chiller! news: www.thrillerchiller.com, www.facebook.com/thrillerchiller,  follow @thrillchill on Twitter.

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