Tuesday, August 2, 2011

West Michigan Film Office August Newsletter

mifilmreel: West Michigan Film Office updates 8/1/2011 http://fb.me/B9KoKlWN

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In The News

Traverse City Film Festival to host more than 60 visiting filmmakers
Detroit Free Press
The seventh annual event, running Tuesday-July 31, is the brainchild of filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine," "Capitalism: A Love Story"), who set out a few years ago to bring art films to the popular northern Michigan ...
Are Michigan's film incentives or Gov. Snyder's business tax cut ...
A Traverse City movie company that helps make Hollywood movies 3-D is calling for the return of Michigan's film incentives.
Traverse City company that helped make 'Harry Potter' 3-D wants to see ...
The incentives program expiring this year provided state grants equal to as much as 42 percent of a film's Michigan production costs. It made Michigan an emerging hub for moving making but was seen by critics as too generous. Gov. ... 

Michigan Film Productions

The Michigan Film Incentives are alive and well with over $70 million dollars worth of state film incentives being spent in 2011, to date.   This fiscal year we have $25 million dollars in film incentives supporting filming augmented by $45 million dollar worth of projects approved in 2010 that are filming in 2011.  As a film community we can also celebrate another fiscal year starting October of 2011 and we have another $25 million budgeted for 2011-2012. 
Fourteen projects for this fiscal year have been approved with $22.7 million committed resulting in $54.6 in approved production expenditures. 
Projects approved in 2010 shooting in 2011

Production         Location

Oz                                                           Pontiac
Ides of March                                            Detroit, Ann Arbor
Reprise                                                     Detroit, Plymouth
Maniac                                                      Detroit
When I Need to Smile                                 Detroit, Plymouth
Keys to the Goose                                      Ferndale, Lansing
Chasing Jimmy                                           Caseville, Huron County

2011 Projects

Spy Kids 4                                                 Birmingham
Hung – Season 3                                        Troy, Bloomfield, Detroit
Domestic Justice                                         Livonia, Ferndale
The Citizen                                                  Detroit
I Alex Cross                                                Detroit
Five Year Engagement                                 Detroit, Ann Arbor
Detention of the Dead                                   Pontiac
AWOL                                                         Detroit, Ann Arbor
Sparkle                                                        Detroit
Freakey Deaky                                             Detroit
Have a Little Faith                                         Detroit
Ben Hogan – Mobil App                                Royal Oak 

For more information, check out the Michigan Film Office Report:

7 Stones begins filming in Grand Rapids

 WYOMING, MICH. -- JULY 24, 2011 -- A new, locally produced film began shooting here yesterday.
7 Stones is written, directed and co-produced by Tom Norton, a West Michigan-based filmmaker who recently received a national Telly Award for his documentary How Will We Live?
The film is about an imprisoned woman who had committed crimes against humanity and, ironically, plans to kill a man to redeem herself. In prison, she meets the mysterious Joseph -- a man trapped but unknown to his captors -- who is determined to destroy their prison from the inside out. In a cell where it is always raining, these two people form a bond based on unsteady trust and shared grief.
"7 Stones is about a person realizing she made a very bad choice and having the courage to start over," Norton said.
The woman, Laura, is played by local actor MelissaAnschutz, and the role of Joseph is played by well-known international indie actor DJPerry. Several other locally based actors round out the cast.
7 Stones'crew involves a number of working industry professionals from West Michigan. "The film inspires for its use of local talent in production and acting and will be a strong addition to the local creative community," said Co-Producer Girbe Eefsting, a principal with Norton at 3rdCoastFilmPartners."This is a film that could help encourage film incentives for creative talent from Michigan, especially West Michigan."
The film is being shot in a former Steelcase facility now known as The Paul Building near Eastern Avenue and 36th Street in Wyoming. A portion of the vast space has been transformed into a working movie set to accommodate a six-day shoot on a set designed by West Michigan production designer John Despres. An Emmy winner for his work on the children's television show Come On Over, Despres also managed set design for the feature-length film The Steam Experiment starring Val Kilmer and Armand Assante, which filmed in Grand Rapids several years ago.
7 Stoneswill be featurette length, approximately 45 minutes. Producers plan to market it nationally and internationally as well as submit it to major film festivals. More in the Media Room at http://www.3rdcoastfilm.com/index-4.html.

Molly Klimas

Crew Call

Shoot August 14 to the 18thin Traverse City.  This is a general call for crew with emphasis on local crew. 
1.  Set Dresser - $300/12 – 8/13-8/19
2.  Art PA - $200/12 – 8/13-8/19
3.  Assistant Camera - $200/10 – 8/14-8/18
4.  Sound Mixer - $400/10 – 8/14-8/18
5.  Teleprompter Op. - $250/10 – 8/14-8/18
6.  Set PA's (3) - $150/12 – 8/13-8/19
7.  Office PA - $175/12 – 8/13-8/19
8.  Hair/Make-up - $500/12
9.  Craft Services PA - $200/12
10. Script Supervisor/Logger - $250/12
Send your information to suz.randle@gmail.com 

Sylvia Hubbard
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