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Sunday, 24 August, 2008 11:14 PM
Hollywood Has a Lot to Offer to The Motor City, experts say
PHOTO CREDIT: Marvin Shaouni / Model D
Film crew setting up in Eastern Market for Drew Barrymore's new roller derby film "Whip It!"
DETROIT -- Talk of Hollywood coming to the Motor City was discussed on Thursday with the Model D Speaker Series on Film at the College of Creative Studies, which is right across from Wayne State University.
Speakers included Tony Wenson of the Michigan Film Office (www.michigan.gov/filmoffice) and Erik Tungate of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (www.degc.org), a private non-profit corporation dedicated to give aid in economic and community growth; their services include attracting new businesses, and help find available development sites as well as finding settings for film projects to shoot in Michigan.
items discussed at the event was the "value proposition".
A concept where the MFO will execute policies and procedures
that not only provides information and makes the inquiry and
application process simple, but also actively engaging and
assisting filmmakers, new media producers, infrastructure
developers, etc. MFO, Wenson continued, really reorganized
for the growth of Michigan's film industry and will improve
their website and online production guide and "crew list".
Clint Eastwood, Drew Barrymore and Goldie Hawn have been seen filming recently in Michigan. Some of the films that are currently being shot in Michigan include "Whip It!", "Dead Heads", "Offspring" and "Art House".
For more information on casting calls, visit http://michigan.gov/filmoffice. Craigslist is also a great resource for finding Michigan jobs in the film industry. Visit tv/film/video/radio jobs and talent gigs.
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