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COVID-19 Update & Video

  • Our current students moved immediately online on March 17, 2020
  • Virtual Visits: Enrollment tours can be scheduled on-campus or online with virtual experiences for applicants. Schedule your Virtual Visit here.

 

 

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...

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...