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In Memoriam: Shirley Temple

People around the world are mourning the loss of the legendary actress and ambassador Shirley Temple Black.   Referred to as "America's Little Darling", Temple passed away at the age of 85 from natural causes on Monday February, 10...

The Directors Cut

The Motion Picture Institute would like to welcome you to The Directors Cut. On a regular basis we will be sharing resources with you for ongoing information, events, and opportunities in the film industry.       Upcoming...

Meet The Film and Acting Experts on February 19

Meet The Film and Acting Experts     You are invited to join us for our upcoming Open House on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.     Enjoy tours of our classrooms, production facilities, and meet our instructors that...

In Memoriam - Philip Seymour Hoffman

Motion Picture Institute mourns the recent passing of actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman.     Courtesy of WikiPedia   Hoffman, 46, was found deceased in New York on Sunday by friend, playwright, and screenwriter David...

High School Film Workshop

Join the film professionals at Motion Picture Institute on Thursday, March 13 for a one day film workshop for high school students.     The film workshop is open to any high school student in Michigan that would like to make a film on...

Register For Our Media Teachers Symposium

Media Arts Instructors, Media Specialists, Classroom Teachers responsible for school broadcasts, and Administrators join us for a Media Teachers Symposium sponsored by DAFT on Friday, February 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.     The...

Take a Bow

Motion Picture Institute would like to thank you for your attendance and participation this past Saturday at our Annual Casting Call.   We had an overwhelming request from attendees about our Film Program and Acting Program. We encourage you...

Winter Editing Workshop Saturday January 25

  Join us for a Winter Editing Workshop sponsored by DAFT on Saturday, January 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Our Winter Editing Workshop will focus on an introduction to Editing and Post-Production using Avid Media...

Camp Metamora Used For Batman vs. Superman Scene

Comic Book Movie first broke the news of the upcoming blockbuster Batman vs. Superman being scheduled to film on location in Michigan at Camp Metamora. Warner Bros are working on the camp site in preparation for filming.  Township Fire Chief...

Thank You For Your Donations To the HAVEN Shelter

Motion Picture Institute would like to thank all of our staff, students, graduates, vendors, friends, and contacts for helping make a memorable Holiday for those at the HAVEN Shelter in Pontiac, Michigan.   Your donations that included soap,...

Alumni Film Update: SREEKANTH R VEMPATI

Overall Theme   An Indian Couple meet for a marriage alliance unwillingly but they fall in love by chance.     About The Film   LOVE BY CHANCE is a Telugu (South Indian) language movie directed & produced by MPI...

Alumni Film Update: Jeff Tuttle

Jeff Tuttle, alumnus of Motion Picture Institute, recently was the subject of an article on Fangoria.com which is the top publication for the Horror Industry.     Jeff's film title CATHEXIS features the story of a therapist...

Alumni Film Update: Heidi Philipsen

The actress/producer just wrapped her first big-budget feature principle role opposite megawatt stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco in the comedy, THE BUSINESS TRIP.   “It was amazing,” says the actress,...

Alumni Film Update: Andre Ray

Foggy Relations is a film noir type romance that centers around a veteran prostitute, Tiffany Price, and her old friend, Roger Brooks. As the night unfolds we learn more about their complicated history and their foggy future. Covering themes of...

Alumni Film Update: Kris Kaczor

Thank you to Kris Kaczor, an alumnus of Motion Picture Institute, for keeping us up to date on the happenings of his film "Pretty Old". The film has won awards for Best Documentary and Official Selection at film festivals around the...

Marcus Austin Wins MACCS Scholarship

Motion Picture Institute graduate Marcus Austin was recently awarded by MACCS (Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools).   The entire team at Motion Picture Institute is extremely proud of Marcus and his committment to excellence...