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A dead metro mall is unlikely grave site for forgotten elephant film star

The Summit Place Mall in Waterford is a retail graveyard of empty storefronts. It’s also the resting place of a 4-ton Hollywood star who dropped dead in the mall’s parking lot in July 1972. Full News here – freep

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Tom Sizemore, brother seek ‘An Honest Thief’ funding for Detroit film with ‘Machete’ Danny Trejo

DETROIT, MI — Detroit has experienced an unspeakable amount of challenges over the years, and so has one of its native sons that’s all too familiar with the highs and lows of Hollywood fame. While the city hangs on for what appears to be the stretch run toward completion of a historic municipal bankruptcy, actor […]

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Batman v. Superman in Detroit: Michigan Film Office gets odd requests from superhero fans

DETROIT, MI — It’s the middle of the summer, and the Michigan Film Office couldn’t be happier with the “Batman v. Superman” cast and crew’s work in the Great Lakes State. That being said, the whole experience has produced some odd moments in the state-funded office as fans of the film keep calling with a […]

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Batman v. Superman in Detroit: Your guide to where crews will likely film downtown this week

DETROIT, MI — Ben Affleck sightings, smashed up cars, building rubble, road closures, cops, security guards and much, much more! The area of Sixth and Howard streets in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood appears to be the most active and intriguing area of the city this week. And don’t expect the action to slow down anytime soon. […]

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KISS film ‘Cadillac High’ on ’75 visit is fully funded, expected to shoot in Michigan, Gene Simmons says

DETROIT, MI — Plans for “Cadillac High,” a feature film based on KISS’ 1975 visit to Cadillac, Mich. are still alive and are expected to bring work to the state that helped the band get famous, rocker Gene Simmons told MLive.com. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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48 to film — behind the scenes at the 48 Hour Film Project

By Amanda Mooney There’s a lot that goes into producing a film, and unless you are a filmmaker you really have no idea. Writing, casting, finding a location, shooting, and editing; each step of the process can take days, months, and sometimes years to complete. Can you imagine doing it ALL in just 48 hours? […]

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Batman v. Superman in Detroit: Zack Snyder’s film will ‘blow everyone away,’ DC official claims

DETROIT, MI — DC Entertainment’s co-publisher Jim Lee made a confident statement this week about the Zack Snyder-directed “Batman v. Superman” film in the latest issue of Variety that should raise a few eyebrows. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Metro Detroit’s ‘Ask Dr. Nandi’ earns $1.5 million film incentive

The Michigan Film office has awarded $ 1.5 million to an hour-long television show by Dr. Partha Nandi, a Troy-based gastroenterologist. Full News here – Detroit News

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Aretha Franklin confirms biopic plans, new album; it’s unclear who will play ‘Queen of Soul’ in film

DETROIT, MI — The “Queen of Soul” could soon be the subject of a biopic that tells the story of a Detroit preacher’s daughter’s rise to fame. That’s right, Aretha Franklin confirmed to Billboard recently she’s been discussions with TV networks and filmmakers about a full-fledged movie. Franklin, 72, still lives in Metro Detroit and […]

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Elmore Leonard-influenced movie to debut at Traverse City Film Festival; Jennifer Aniston stars

DETROIT, MI — A film adaptation of the late Elmore Leonard’s book “The Switch” which stars Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Mos Def will make its U.S. premiere next month at the Traverse Film Festival. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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‘Jersey Boys’ review: Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation shows reverence for music, but stumbles dramatically

The director employed some stars from the Broadway musical, including John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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DIA bathroom is setting for Detroit Lives love story competing in online film contest

DIA bathroom is setting for Detroit Lives love story competing in online film contest

Kristin Bull – A quirky story of courtship set in a Detroit Institute of Arts bathroom? Why not, answers the creative agency Detroit Lives LLC in a six-minute film making the rounds online. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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Batman vs. Superman in Detroit: Could Emily Blunt play Catwoman in Zack Snyder’s film?

DETROIT, MI — The Zack Snyder-directed film “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” could reportedly get even more star power. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Michigan film incentives by the numbers

Filming for the Warner Bros. movie “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” recently began in Detroit Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Ryan Gosling film ‘Lost River’ shot in Detroit releases first trailer; you might find it very bizarre

DETROIT, MI — The Ryan Gosling-directed film “Lost River,” originally called “How to Catch a Monster,” has released its first trailer online that shows footage of Detroit’s old, abandoned Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects. There’s plenty of bizarre things, too. Check out the trailer in the YouTube player below and you’ll see all sorts of weird stuff […]

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