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Monday, July 26, 2010

Michigan Film Indusrty News

July 26, 2010


Open Casting Call


THURSDAY JULY 29
Time: 1pm – 3pm Each Day
Location: West Michigan Film Office
741 Kenmoor Ave Suite E
Grand Rapids, MI
Talent Compensation:

Day rate= $75/ 8 hours + overtime

How to Apply:

Come to EITHER ONE of the open casting days anytime between 1pm & 3pm.
Michigan residents who wish to be considered as Featured Extras in Paying Roles on
“Touchback” & future projects, will fill out an application, have a photo taken and
register as a background actor.
JR Galactic Casting Directors will cast “on the spot” for shooting dates in August.


FOR MORE INFO VISIT: WWW.JRGALACTIC.COM

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The Story "Day with The President"

Dawn Butler http://fxmakeupbydawn.com/

I was greeted at the door after finally being allowed to pass through the gate - needing to give verification of who I was and why I was there.

After being searched personally as well as all my makeup cases a Secret Service Agent escorted me to a very small room in which I was to do the Presidents makeup. I asked about pictures or autographs and was told I could take a picture of the back portion of Airforce 1 only! After starting to set up my products, the producer of NBC universal asked me to pack up again and go with him to the NBC rolling studio for makeup on Chuck Todd first. There were at least 20 Secret Service, State Police and/or marine personnel guarding the area. After completing Mr. Todd's makeup I returned to my small room.


After returning from Holland in the helicopter, the president was escorted in to see me. I was instructed to stay in the room as he arrived and not to come into the hallway. He shook my hand and said it was nice to meet me then sat down in my directors chair. After offering him a bottle of water and asking if there were any special instructions or allergies I needed to be aware of, I started cleaning off his face.
He inquired as to whether I did this full time and I said "yes I am because of our film tax incentives I do, and it has given me an opportunity to work with a number of great celebrities such as himself." He asked " who were some of them?" I named Neil Cavouto, Joan London, 50 Cent, and Lee Majors. To that, he said "I remember Lee Majors, the Six Million Dollar Man! He was on TV back when I was about 10!"


About that time I finished up with his powder and he asked if I minded staying for a bit while they did the interview just in case he needed a touchup? I stayed in my room until he was about to board Airforce 1 again, then was able to come out and watch him leave.


I was then escorted outside again and thanked many times over for coming.

What a day!

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My name is Anthony L. Stubbs,

I'm the CEO of Star Entertainment, LLC. We are a Grand Rapids home based film and publishing company. Also I'm the Author the best selling novel "Trouble Ahead Trouble Behind" which we are presently filming and turning the book into a movie.

As it stand I have the Rapper/Actor Beanie Segil not only in the movie but he is also an share holder and has already filmed his roll in the movie. He last starred in 'State Property 2' which that movie alone brought in over 32 million dollars. The good news is Beanie Segil owns State Property and he is willing to do 'State Property 3' right here in Grand Rapids Michigan if he feels we can handle the job.

Therefore what I am trying to do is put together an outstanding film crew not only to help film "Trouble Ahead Trouble Behind' but to help others get recognition and established for 'State Property 3'. Everything will be done on CONTRACT.

Star Entertainment is also looking for any food venues who can provide food and drinks periodically as part of their schedule. Most importantly we are looking for a great camera and lightening person who has their own equipment.

Thank you please respond to: ainmentllc@gmail.com

The sooner the better!

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TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL ADDS MORE FILMS TO LINE-UP

Record Breaking First Day Ticket Sales

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (July 21, 2010) ¬ Now in its sixth year, the Traverse City Film Festival has announced a record-breaking 30,000 tickets on the first day of ticket sales, selling out 17 screenings within minutes of the tickets going on sale online to the Friends of the Film Festival. Due to popular demand, the festival has added six screenings of sold-out shows to its sixth annual schedule of events. Here are the additions:

"Nowhere Boy"
Opening Night Screening
Tuesday, July 27 at 10 p.m., State Theatre

"Castaway on the Moon"
Wednesday, July 28 at noon, City Opera House

"Heartbreaker"
Wednesday, July 28 at noon, Lars Hockstad

"Cane Toads: The Conquest"
Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m., Lars Hockstad

"The Infidel"
Thursday, July 29 at 9 p.m., Lars Hockstad

"His & Hers"
Thursday, July 29 at 3 pm, Milliken Auditorium

Admission prices to regular movies are $9.50 and opening and closing night tickets are $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office at 300 E. Front Street in Radio Center, online at www.traversecityfilmfest.org, or call the box office at 231-922-8903.

The Traverse City Film Festival will take place July 27 to August 1. For a full schedule of events please visit www.traversecityfilmfest.org.

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Hello Rick,


Our lead actor has a three year old and a six month old baby. We are looking to put him in a house. A condo would be find if there is outdoor yard space for the children to run around. We would like it to be in close driving distance to a grocery store. Let me know anything you can find. We greatly appreciate it.

Best,

Alexandria

Need Ideas to rick@wmta.org


Man-about-town Aziz Ansari spotted around Grand Rapids
during breaks from filming '30 Minutes or Less'
MLive.com, 07/21/10

Grand Rapids prepares for largest film shot in West MichiganWZZM
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-- A few streets in Grand Rapids will be closed Thursday as filming gets underway for the most expensive movie ever made in West Michigan ...

check out our new site
www.wmfilm.org

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