#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), on this day, April 10, 1952, Steven Seagal was born

Today is Steven Seagal’s birthday.   Born on this day, April 10, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan, Seagal  is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, and musician who holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan; becoming the … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), on this day, April 10, 1952, Steven Seagal was born

#M(ichigan) M(ovie)H(istory) On this Day, April 10, 1915, actor Harry Morgan was born

It was on this day,  April 10, 1915,  American actor/director Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg, often spelled Harry Bratsburg) was born in Detroit, Michigan.  .Morgan was raised in Muskegon, Michigan, and graduated from Muskegon High School in 1933, where he achieved distinction as a statewide debating champion Morgan’s major roles included Pete Porter in both … More #M(ichigan) M(ovie)H(istory) On this Day, April 10, 1915, actor Harry Morgan was born

Lowing Light & Grip GR buys film production studio

Nestled in Kent County, southwest of Grand Rapids is the city of Wyoming, Michigan. Home to an estimated 74,000 people, Wyoming is the 14th largest city in Michigan. It was also the home of Deano’s Studio. Built in 1998 as a sound stage facility where commercials, feature-length films, and corporate television stations are produced, to … More Lowing Light & Grip GR buys film production studio

Because of creative differences, Daniel Daune leaves production of The Legend of Dog Lady Island

It’s not unusual at all for a key actor, director or other cast or crew members to back out of a production. Consider:  Although Legendary Pictures’ Kong:Skull Island was originally to be shot in part in Detroit,  and was to feature Oscar winner JK Simmons, neither happened.  And Lifetime’s Flint water crisis movie was to … More Because of creative differences, Daniel Daune leaves production of The Legend of Dog Lady Island

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this Date, April 7, 1939 Francis Ford Coppola was born

Michigan has been home to some of the most notable directors in the world.  American film director, producer and screenwriter, Francis Ford Coppola is from Michigan.   Born on this date, April 7, 1939 Coppola was born in Detroit. Coppola was named after Henry Ford,  not only because he was born at Henry Ford Hospital, but … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this Date, April 7, 1939 Francis Ford Coppola was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this Date, April 5, 1926, Roger Corman was born

Dubbed”The King of the Cult Film” or “The Pope of Pop Cinema”, American independent film producer, director, and actor Roger William Corman was born on this date, April 5, 1926 in Detroit. Known as a trailblazer in the world of independent film,  Corman was originally schooled to follow his father as an engineer. Attending Standford, … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this Date, April 5, 1926, Roger Corman was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory)On this Date, April 5, 1943, actor Max Gail was born

  American actor  Maxwell Trowbridge “Max” Gail, Jr. was born in  Detroit on this date, April 5, 1943. .  Raised in Grosse Ile, Michigan, Gail would later become an instructor for the University Liggett School before becoming an actor.  He has has starred in stage, television, and film roles, with his debut role in 1970 … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory)On this Date, April 5, 1943, actor Max Gail was born

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this Date, April 5, 1941, Michael Moriarty was born

It was on this date, April 5, 1941, American-Canadian stage and screen actor and jazz musician, Michael Moriarty was born in  Detroit. Attending middle school at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, he transferred to the University of Detroit Jesuit High School for high school. He matriculated at Dartmouth College in the class of 1963, where … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory) On this Date, April 5, 1941, Michael Moriarty was born

CDI’s ‘Forty Nights’ Releases Nationwide Today, Earns Four Nominations at Largest ‘Faith’ Festival

If ‘timing is everything,’ Lansing (MI)-based film production company, Collective Development Inc. (CDI), has hit a Major League grand slam with ‘Forty Nights,’ the first film in its compelling faith- based ‘Quest Trilogy.’ The digitally remastered ‘Forty Nights,’ the gritty story of Jesus’ 40 nights in the unforgiving wilderness facing starvation, thirst and satanic temptation, … More CDI’s ‘Forty Nights’ Releases Nationwide Today, Earns Four Nominations at Largest ‘Faith’ Festival

#M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, April 4, 1950, actress Christine Ann Lahti was born

On this day, April 4, 1950,  in Birmingham, Michigan, actress Christine Ann Lahti was born.  She studied fine arts at Florida State University and received a bachelors degree in drama from the University of Michigan. In New York, Christine worked as a waitress and did commercials before she found her breakthrough role in …and justice … More #M(ichigan)M(ovie)H(istory), On this day, April 4, 1950, actress Christine Ann Lahti was born