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Michigan Production Alliance Announces IN Frame Podcast

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Michigan Production Alliance Announces IN Frame Podcast

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                                                                           Michigan Production Alliance (MPA) announces their new podcast series, “IN Frame.”


“IN Frame” is part of MPA’s vision of outreach to its members, to the production community, and to interested public. We’ll share interviews with stakeholders in Michigan’s production community, MPA members with expertise in various areas, as well as those who visit Michigan to create projects. Cinematographer Lon Stratton, Former Studio Center director Carrie Jones, indie filmmaker Ryan Davies and MPA co-founder Mark Adler have been interviewed.


Barton Bund, MPA member, hosts the program. Barton is an actor, writer and director of stage and screen. Some of his recent credits include starring roles in the Michigan-made Age of Ice and The Dunes, as well as roles in Jimmy P. and the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.


MPA co-founder and free samples cialis director Mark Adler provides color for the program. Mark is a key video assist who has worked on commercials and feature films made in Michigan for over 30 years. Some of those projects include 8 Mile, Red Dawn, The Double, and Batman v Superman. He studied at Wayne State and Michigan State University, graduating from the telecommunication program at MSU.


We thank Studio Center in Farmington Hills for graciously allowing us to use their facility to record these podcasts. MPA is in the process of editing these programs, and we will release them on social media, our website as well as iTunes and Soundcloud in late September. Here is a link to Episode 1!



Certified 501c6 in 2003, MPA is a non-profit with a mission to provide cohesiveness to the community through communication, continuing education and political awareness.

Welcome Wally!

MPA welcomes its newest board member, Wally S. Szczubialka​!

Wally is an expert in video production and live events, both as a manager and always in the trenches. He is a respected media professional with a warm personality, with decades of experience and online pharmacy purchase cialis usefull link success. He’s offered thoughtful perspective already, on how MPA can move forward.

We welcome you, Wally!


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Urgent Call To Action – Free Town Hall Meeting Event

Michigan’s Film Industry Meets MFO’s New Director

Thursday, June 25, 2015

6:30pm networking, 7:00pm program

WTVS Detroit Public Television

Riley Broadcast Center: 1 Clover Court, Wixom, MI 48393-2247


Michigan Production Alliance (MPA) invites you to a free, town hall meeting to introduce Jenell Leonard, the new director of the Michigan Film Office. Mark Adler of MPA will moderate a Q & A, following her presentation. Senator Steve Bieda, a supporter of the film industry, will also speak briefly. The event is now FREE for everyone, as is an individual, one-year membership to MPA. With last week’s legislative vote to eliminate the film incentives, this is the time to rally and show your support for Michigan’s film industry. We invite you to bring a friend and bring your questions!


Jenell Leonard has been involved with Michigan’s Legislative branch as a fundraiser, advisor and treasurer on the Republican side since 2006. Ms. Leonard was director of external and strategic affairs for Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, where she worked on initiatives related to good government/state employee engagement, employment disability, autism, mental health and the New International Trade Crossing. She organized the 2013 Council of Great Lakes Governor’s Summit on Mackinac Island and served as legislative staff in the MI House of Representatives. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Thomas Edison State College, a master’s degree in public administration from Walden University, and she is an alumna of the Michigan Political Leadership Program.

Detroit Public Television (WTVS) will host this event, at their recently renovated broadcast facility that reaches 2.5 million viewers weekly. You will have the opportunity to tour their 35-foot, HD production truck. Please park in the employee parking area, located on the right side of the building, and enter the door that says “Studio.” We expect a mix of film industry professionals and viagra scams canada the public.

Please register at www.mpami.org/events2 so that we may provide enough chairs, beverages & snacks. Ginopolis’ of Farmington Hills has graciously offered to be our food sponsor for this event.


This is not the time to give up; do attend and show your support for Michigan’s film industry!


Certified 501c6 in 2003, MPA is a non-profit with a mission to provide cohesiveness to the community through communication, continuing education and political awareness.



MPA November Meeting 18 Nov HOME AGAIN Screening


Watch for info about MPA's November event. A screening of Janet Pound's new short film Home Again. We'll view the film then have a Q&A with Janet, cast and crew. 

Event will be held at Phoenix Theater Laurel Park Livonia 7pm thru 9pm 18 November 2015 -  17310 N Laurel Park Dr, Livonia, MI 48152

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‘Transformers 5’ lands in Detroit; big-budget film latest high-profile project attracted to Michigan

Film office amended agreement with Paramount Pictures saves state $21 million

LANSING, MI – Michael Bay’s “Transformers 5,” the latest in the hit series of films from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, and among the top box-office grossing franchises of all-time, will be filmed in Detroit this summer. Official confirmation comes as the result of modifying incentives from other approved Paramount Pictures projects into a single amended agreement for “Transformers 5.”


Restructuring the incentive agreements with Paramount saves the state $21 million, and speeds up the production of the next installment of one of next summer’s most-anticipated films.

Directed by Bay, “Transformers 5” will star Mark Wahlberg, reprising his role of Cade Yeager. In addition to Michigan, the movie will film in locations around the world.

“Having one of the highest-profile film franchises created in Michigan is a major economic boost and quotations cialis 100 a testament to the talent of the state’s production community,” said Jenell Leonard, Director of the Michigan Film Office.

“The production and economic investment is now happening sooner rather than later, and obviously, the project is a certainty rather than merely a possibility,” she said.

The production anticipates an in-state spend of $80 million and projects making 850 cast and crew hires, 450 of which will be Michigan residents equating to 228 full-time positions. The production also expects to hire 700 extras.

The amended agreement between the film office and Paramount reallocates dedicated funds and meets all criteria for a qualified production in terms of expenditures and personnel hired in Michigan.

While in July the state legislature eliminated the film office incentive program which prohibits the film office from entering into new agreements, agreements with production companies approved before the abolishment of the program must be honored. Because approved Paramount projects had yet to begin production and receive the incentives, state statute allows for funds to be reallocated for qualified productions.

“Michigan has been so welcoming of Michael Bay and the ‘Transformers’ movies over the years and we are thrilled to be returning for this next incredible installment,” said Lee Rosenthal, president of Physical Production at Paramount Pictures.

Paramount had multiple preapproved applications with the Film Office, representing a total of approximately $42 million in eligible incentives. “Transformers 5” takes half the incentives already allocated for Paramount projects. The remaining $21 million will be returned to the state general fund at the end of the fiscal year.


The announcement of “Transformers 5” production comes a month after Viacom’s Comedy Central announced its “Detroiters” series would be filmed in Detroit beginning this summer. The television series did not receive an incentive. Rather, city of Detroit and film office representatives worked together to accommodate crews and budget for the television production.

For information on casting and jobs for “Transformers 5,” please send resumes and information toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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