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Detroit’s Cody Rouge neighborhood resurrection sparked by 10K volunteers is focus of new film

DETROIT, MI — A documentary film that chronicles the resurrection of Detroit’s Cody Rouge neighborhood and Cody High School, with the help of over 10,000 volunteers, will screen Sunday at the city’s historic Redford Theatre. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Henry Rollins reflects on Detroit, state of U.S., government’s role, plans for a film & more

DETROIT, MI — Read the first line of Wikipedia’s description of Henry Rollins and it sounds pretty exhausting. This 53-year-old Washington, D.C. native, a former member of the punk rock group Black Flag, wears so many hats its hard to keep track. As the entry states, Rollins indeed is a musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, […]

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Rap legend Nas brings Time Is Illmatic Tour, documentary film to Metro Detroit this week

DETROIT, MI — Straight out the “dungeons of rap,” New York legend Nas has plans for a 15-city Time Is Illmatic Tour that will make a stop Thursday at The Fillmore Detroit. The tour coincides with the release of a Nas documentary that will begin screening in Metro Detroit on Friday. Full News here – […]

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Jennifer Aniston up for an Oscar? Toronto film festival shows the possibilities

Some final notes and thoughts from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Felicity Jones are likely Oscar nominees, as are several men. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit’s Tom Sizemore on film project: ‘I just want to do something for the city to thank it’

DETROIT, MI — Actor Tom Sizemore, a Detroit native, is determined to film a movie called “An Honest Thief” with his brother in their hometown and pay respect to its residents. Sizemore, in an interview with MLive.com, said the brothers’ current online fundraising campaign for the film will help give an already $ 1 million […]

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Fall film schedule offers a range from serious to silly

When it comes to the year’s film schedule, 2014 appears to be saving much of the best for last. But Hollywood never forgets to just have fun. Which makes for a nice balance over the next few months. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Toronto International Film Festival: A fine time to play Where’s Oscar?

It’s uncertain whether Oscar will be attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. What is certain is that there will be the annual deluge of quality films at the fest, 289 features and 83 shorts from 72 countries. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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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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