In solidarity with IATSE International 600 and on the heels of word about the death of a 2nd assistant camera operator (indicated in earlier posts) MPA wants to make clear that in our entry level boot camp we stress safety. Safety in getting to and from missions, safety around the set and of course safety around YOU!. People are sometimes hesitant to point out issues for fear of their jobs. Going up the chain of command is the key to getting it right and safe set, stage, and location work can be safe. Think about the situations you have found yourself in. How lucky you were in making it OUT safely and how it could have been different so easily. MPA believes we can be effective AND Safe.
March 20 2014 ! Be There!
Lights! Cameras! Extras! Michigan Production Alliance invites you to a discussion about extras and proper etiquette on film sets. If you have ever entertained the dream of being an extra on a film, if you would like to hone your knowledge of professional set etiquette, or if you are a crew person who works with extras, this meeting will benefit you!
Ryan Hill of Ryan Hill Casting will lead the dialogue. Ryan enjoyed a solid background as a commercial production manager before developing a specialty for casting extras in Michigan. His most memorable films include Red Dawn, The Ides of March, & A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas. Ryan will share the spoken and unspoken rules of set etiquette in a lively 2 hour session.
Do make your reservation in advance to attend directly at MPA Registration to secure your place and reduced rate of $5! Same-day price, at the door is $7. MPA members attend for free. Creative networking begins at 6:30pm, and the presentation will start at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Come one, come all! Turn a new leaf in this New Year. A mixed group of professionals and interested public is expected to attend.
VENUE Combermere Stage Troy MI
Michigan Production Alliance offers Production Algebra P.A. Boot Camps throughout the year.
The Michigan Production Alliance (MPA) has organized an event to promote the education of entry-level media professionals by offering a half-day seminar.
The seminar Sponsored by the Association of Independent Producers (AICP) will be a lecture and interactive demonstration followed by a panel discussion featuring local professionals.
The lecture component , presented by MPA’s Mark Adler and other film professionals will provide more than just an overview of what is expected of Production Assistants on both film and video sets and what they can expect. A demonstration segment will include set and client etiquette, use of radios and forms and a Q&A session will feature knowledgeable industry speakers discussing career paths, local production companies, organizations and unions and the different resources they have to offer.
This event benefits the Non Profit MPA – cost includes P.A. Handbook and 1 year membership in MPA $105.00
We will program a boot camp for your organization too. We need only 10 participants in order to mount a successful session. Contact us to arrange a boot camp!
Complicated. It’s ever-changing...Political
Production Incentives have played an increasingly important role in determining the locations where motion picture and television productions are filmed.
To make discovery of incentives quicker, Cast & Crew has established The Incentives Program (TIP) with an expanding nationwide network of offices to provide you and your production the most timely and up to date information for every available incentive in the United States and around the world.
Headed by seasoned industry veteran, Joe Bessacini, their TIP program relies on our long-standing relationships with individuals in local film commissions and taxation/revenue departments, to give you timely, relevant and accurate information on the latest production incentive programs available. We don’t just pass along information. We ask the right questions and provide the expertise to assist our clients in making sense of the ever-changing rules and requirements to maximize your return.
http://castandcrew.com/production-incentives.php This is a link to a roll over MAP which provides a snapshot of current incentives as of Jan 2014. There is a tool on this page which allow you to compare up to 6 states incentive programs - a very handy tool.
New feature films have been added to our film grid. The grid has become smaller as a result of proposed changes to the incentive program. New additions are marked in RED.
Visit MPA's Film Grid - ONLY for MPA members!
Production Algebra is packed with information that will help you get into the film and video industry. Industry expert and Michigan Production Alliance co-founder Mark Adler provides detailed descriptions of the many roles that a Production Assistant plays on the set. Chapters include types of Production Assistants, specific duties, a day in the life on a set, terms and lingo, as well as examples of forms. This handbook is your launching pad into the film and video industry. Sold in english speaking countries around the world. For a short talk by the author go to this link! Mark talks about the book.
Mark Adler ISBN: 978-193391640-8
$14.95 plus $4 shipping and MI tax 6% Payable by check/money order to Michigan Production Alliance or through Paypal
Performing Arts/Film & Video/Reference
|Written by mpa|
|Wednesday, 2010 Feb 10
|The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) continues to sponsor MPA events such as our signature Production Algebra P.A. Bootcamps which are typically offered bi monthly at various locations.|
|Last Updated ( Friday, 26 Feb 2010 )|
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The Michigan Film Office revealed it's operating plan at MPA's October meeting. MFO Director Margaret O'Riley discussed the plan she called their "Operating Plan" and provided copies for those attending. We are providing a link to it for your review. It should also be available on the MFO website. While MFOAC's minutes indicate that this "OPERATING PLAN" was "WELL RECEIVED" at MPA's October meeting That was not the case. We were hoping for a STRATEGIC PLAN outlining how the film office would help the film industry grow.