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"The Dark Below" Filming in Michigan

August 2014 Dead Wait Productions LLC and Douglas Schulze are proud to announce the filming of “The Dark Below”.     “The Dark Below” features veteran actress Veronica Cartwright known for such iconic films as...

Batman v. Superman Takes Over Downtown Detroit

The Caped Crusader and Man of Steel have arrived in Downtown Detroit!   Check out the videos and images below from the set of the latest action film in production right here in metro Detroit - "Batman v. Superman".   Is That...

The Badger Game - Exclusive Fangoria Interview

THE BADGER GAME, the new kidnapping thriller from Josh Wagner and Thomas Zambeck, is able to stand out among it’s straight-faced and bleak brethren. THE BADGER GAME takes aspects of both horror comedy and torture films, twisting them into...

Michigan Acting Program Workshop

In The GodFather, actor Marlon Brando improvises one of the most famous movie scenes of all time by incorporating a cat which was never a part of the original script.   In Clockwork Orange, actor Malcolm McDowell breaks into "Singing...

"Broken" Wins Telly Award

Congratulations to 2013 MPI Alumni Jonathan D'Ambrosio and his cast and crew for his film "Broken"!!   "Broken" recently took home a bronze statuette at the Telly Awards!!   More Films by Jonathan...

One Day Film Workshop on August 21

Join us on Thursday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a one day workshop called:  Video Production - Soup to Nuts.     The workshop through DAFT welcomes registrants of all experience levels as the workshop covers...

See Who Made The June Directors Cut

Motion Picture Institute Happenings "Ask The Director" on Facebook Nominate Motion Picture Institute Alumni Updates Alumni Film Update: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner Alumni Update: Greg Mitchell Method...

Ask The Director: Recap

Our fans on Facebook really enjoyed the first ever Ask The Director last week.  We thought we would share some of the top questions asked by fans and answered by Motion Picture Institute President Doug Schulze.   Q: Hi Doug. Thanks for...

Alumni Film Update: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner

  Motion Picture Institute Alumnus Heidi Philipsen-Meissner reflects on her inspiration for becoming a film maker, the rigors of being a female in a mostly male dominated industry, and how having the right perspective on her film career...

Ask The Director on Friday June 20

Join Motion Picture Institute on Friday, June 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Ask The Director” a LIVE question and answer event.   Chat live with the President of Motion Picture Institute; Filmmaker and Educator Douglas Schulze...

Alumni Update: Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell, a 2009 Alumnus of Motion Picture Institute, directed the newest music video for Twiztid & Blaze called "SICK MAN".   In this exclusive “Sick Man” music video premiere from Detroit group Twiztid...

Method Acting Short Film

The film and acting workshop at Motion Picture Institute in March produced this great short film called Method Acting (edited by Sam Arslanian).   Background   When he finds out his wife is pregnant, he cannot believe how his world is...

Alumni Film Update: The Darker Side of Life

Congratulations to Eric Loubert (2013 graduate of Motion Picture Institute) who just wrapped on his short film 'The Darker Side of Life".     The film is an anthology based on four different Edgar Allen Poe Poems. Motion Picture...

2014 Critics' Choice Awards Recap

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.   2014 Critics' Choice Award Winners   Best Picture – “12 Years a...