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Motion Picture Institute at Detroit Comic Con

Motion Picture Institute was proud to be a part of the 25th Anniversary of Motor City Comic Con 2014.   The event held at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI featured dealers and exhibitors from across the country, offering a...

MTV Movie Awards Winners

The MTV Movie Awards are known for offering some of the most outrageous and edgy film awards that never make to other venues such as the Academy Awards.   Nonetheless, there is a growing base of movie and film fans that love these awards...

See Who Made The Directors Cut

Learn about the latest events, alumni happenings, resources, information, and opportunities in the film industry from Motion Picture Institute.   Motion Picture Institute Happenings Online Casting Call Ends May 23 5 Things Every...

Feature Film: Moontrap Target Earth

"Moontrap Target Earth" is a feature film being shot on the Motion Picture Institute sound stage in Troy, Michigan.   The feature film is about a 14,000 year old spacecraft that is discovered at an excavation site. Created by a...

Student Film Auditions Set For Saturday May 31

Motion Picture Institute will be holding auditions for roles in student films at its film school on Saturday, May 31.     If You Received a Call Back   If you have received a call back after applying through our Online Casting...

Alumni Film Update: Rick Cramblett

Rick was doing locations on zero budget shorts and features. In his down time, he participated in "Dial a Prayer" as a Set Dresser for a friend. That opportunity lead to Eminem's Headlight music video, and carried on to Eloise which is in...

Alumni Film Update: "Broken"

Motion Picture Institute Alumnus (2013) Jonathan D'Ambrosio's film "Broken" took home a Platinum Award at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival this past weekend!   Motion Picture Institute Acting Student Julie Kline...

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...