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Detroit Film Critics Society Announces Best of 2011

December 17th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

(Detroit, Michigan – December 16, 2011)…The Detroit Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the BEST OF 2011 nominees and winners in ten categories. The society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of 22 Michigan film critics...

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DFCS Announces 2011 Nominees

December 12th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

From a Press Release… (Detroit, Michigan – December 12, 2011)…The Detroit Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the BEST OF 2011 nominees in ten categories. The society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of 22...

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Second Annual Uptown Film Festival Seeks Submissions

October 28th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

Birmingham, Mich., October 27, 2011- The Uptown Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual Michigan Film Awards Competition that will honor the state’s most creative film works and talent. . The competition will honor...

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Bringing REAL STEEL’s Robots to Life

September 13th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

The third part of Backlot D’s visit to the set of Real Steel is up and running at CBR’s Spinoff Online. Click through for our article detailing the process of creating the robotic cast of ring kings for the movie. And don’t forget...

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The Rise of Robot Boxing and REAL STEEL

September 10th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

The second part of Backlot D’s visit to the set of Real Steel is up and running at CBR’s Spinoff Online. Click through for our article detailing the near-future world of the movie. And don’t forget to check out our previous article...

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On the set of REAL STEEL

September 7th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

With Real Steel filming in Backlot D’s backyard, of course we visited the set of the movie to chat up director Shawn Levy and leading man Hugh Jackman. Check out the first of our reports on CBR’s Spinoff...

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Bring ATTACK THE BLOCK To Detroit!

August 2nd, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

Joe Cornish’s cool new sci fi mash-up Attack the Block is deservedly building buzz. We saw it back in May and loved it. Now the producers of the movie are looking to release the film in select cities in the U.S. They’ve already opened...

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OZ Commences Production in Michigan

July 26th, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

From a press release… Pontiac, MI., July 25, 2011—Walt Disney Pictures’ fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful,  directed by Sam Raimi, went in front of the cameras at the brand-new Raleigh Studios in Pontiac, Michigan, on...

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Made in The D: BATGIRL

June 26th, 2011 in Clips by 0 Comments

Here’s the first episode in a series of Made-in-Detroit fan film shorts focusing on DC Entertainment’s Batgirl.Local filmmaker Terrell Culbert wrote, directed and produced this one under his Breath Again Entertainment banner. The movie...

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Casting Detroit: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

June 6th, 2011 in Jobs by 0 Comments

Walt Disney Pictures is looking for Detroit-area talent to fill in as extras in director Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful in July. The movie stars James Franco as a traveling illusionist who gets whisked away to the fantasy land described...

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Briefs: TARZAN, THE MIGHTY, GHOST RIDER

June 3rd, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

Don Scardino has signed on to direct the comedy Burt Wonderstone for New Line Cinema. Steve Carell is set to star as a stage magician in a bitter rivalry with a younger, cooler illusionist.  John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein wrote the...

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Michigan Film Incentive PSA Debuts Statewide

June 2nd, 2011 in Michigan Film by 0 Comments

The Michigan Production Alliance has unveiled this new PSA as the latest bid to counter Governor Rick Snyder’s attempt to sharply curtail the state’s film tax incentive program, a move that many believe will be devastating to the...

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