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Alumni Film Update: Amber Fritz

Motion Picture Institute Alumnus Amber Fritz worked on the set of "How To Catch A Monster" as the Script Supervisor.  During production, she was able to grab a quick photo with one of the stars of the film.  When she is not on...

Alumni Film Update: Nick Deroo

Congratulations to Motion Picture Institute Alumnus Nick Deroo on the wrap of "Get On Up".  Nick was the Assistant Location Manager for the film produced by Imagine Entertainment.   Keep up the great work Nick.  We are all...

Your Career Awaits at Michigan's Top Film School

  A Private Tour or Open House has inspired all of our students to pursue a career in the film industry. If you are serious about a career in film we encourage you to apply for the Motion Picture Production Program.   Below are only...

The April Directors Cut

Learn about the events, alumni happenings, resources, information, and opportunities in the film industry from Motion Picture Institute.     Motion Picture Institute Happenings   Hearing Aids for Teddy The Dark Below...

Dial A Prayer

The Indie feature Dial A Prayer is being filmed in The Metro Detroit Area, now through the summer. The feature, starring Brittany Snow and William Macy follows a young woman (Snow) who serves community service at a prayer request call center. ...

Batman vs. Superman Casting Call

  Casting Call For Batman vs. Superman The upcoming film "Batman vs. Superman" will be holding a casting call on Sunday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   The casting call will be held at the Somerset Inn located at...

Alumni Film Update: Aaron Russman

Fear the Crooked Corpse relentlessly challenges the audiences’ perception of reality in its telling of a dubious revenge tale.     Edgar (Rick Dethlefsen), a meek, honest man seeks retribution for his daughter's (Kelly Kirstein)...

"Divide in Concord" by Kris Kaczor

Divide in Concord at Hot Docs Divide in Concorde was selected for "The Best of Hot Docs" during its premier at the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (a.k.a. Hot Docs). U.S. Premier in Nantucket Divide in Concord will...

Alumni Film Update: Srini Gujjula

  THE STANDOFF is a thesis short drama written & directed by MPI Alumni "SRINI GUJJULA". This film was shot on MPI Sound Stage with MPI equipment. Crew includes MPI students from 2013 and 2007 batch. This film has authentic...

Alumni Film Update: Antonio Harris

  Detective James is trapped in a world of drinking and disbelief after he fails to change laws to protect our children. James has fallen from the grace of GOD while trying to understand how a team of kidnappers took his only god daughter...

Student Teddy Dorsette Needs Your Help

Meet Teddy Dorsette, III.  Teddy is currently a student at Motion Picture Institute specializing in film production and screen writing.    As a deaf student, Teddy relies on the use of hearing aids to participating and excel in the...

Alumni Film Update: Colin Duerr

Meet Colin Duerr a filmmaker in metro Detroit, MI and a 2005 graduate of Motion Picture Institute.   Colin just completed a musical short film titled "John Panich is Dead".  Here's the catch...John Panich is not a...

Detroit Unleaded Released on DVD and VOD

About Detroit Unleaded A fresh take on boy-meets-girl comedy set in Detroit. Sami (E.J. Assi) runs his immigrant family's gas station with his cousin Mike (Mike Batayeh, “Breaking Bad”), a charismatic hustler with dreams of expanding...

The 86th Academy Awards Recapped

The motion picture industry is all abuzz about the 86th Academy Awards last evening.  Below the Motion Picture Institute has compiled a list of the Oscar Winners and the unexpeted Oscar snubs.   Oscar Winners   Best Picture - 12...

In Memoriam: Harold Ramis

The film world lost a great Director, Actor, Writer, Producer, and Creative Genius yesterday with the death of Harold Ramis at the age of 69.   Ramis suffered from a chronic condition called autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis that created...

Alumni Film Update: Marco Aluia

Project Diary of Film School Alumnus Marco Aluia   If your going to work for free I would highly recommend doing so for a cause you believe in. As filmmakers we are in an unique position to help get the voice of charitable causes out to the...

Alumni Film Update: Where Are They Now?

One of the key considerations that students have prior to enrollment at Motion Picture Institute is their opportunities following graduation.   We thought it would be helpful to offer an insider look at the projects and movie sets where you...

The Dogs' Fighter

Meet dog’s best friend. The inspirational and life changing animal rights documentary The Dogs’ Fighter is now available via Amazon Video On Demand.   The Dogs’ Fighter is the acclaimed true story of a retired MMA...

Alumni Film Update: Jeff Tuttle

Motion Picture Institute Alumnus Jeff Tuttle (2013) was in New York city recently to film a promo for AMC's new season of The Walking Dead.   You'll really enjoy the video below that shows "walkers" lurking below the streets of New...