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Film Roll

CW50’s Guide To Local Film Festivals In 2014

‘Tis the season for film! With all those fancy Hollywood film celebrations happening, we thought we could shine a light on what’s going on in our community… so film fans, rejoice! CW50 is here for you, once again.

02/07/2014

Dally in the Alley

Local Filmmaker Goes Behind The Scenes at Detroit’s ‘Dally In The Alley’

Dally in the Alley turned 36 this year – and in our opinion…it’s never looked better. The single-day festival celebrating Detroit’s arts and cultural diversity (that – quite literally – is set in the alleys of Cass Corridor) took place on Saturday, September 7th, and local up-and-coming filmmaker Daniel Berhane was on-site, camera in hand.

09/12/2013

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Detroit Proud: It Came From Detroit

It’s almost a decade in the making. It captures the heart, the grit, the passion, and the talent – that fills Detroit. As we all know, Detroit has long been recognized as one of the pillars in the “rock and roll” movement and It Came From Detroit proves that the city’s legendary musical influences are still alive and beating today.

06/13/2013

Detroit Proud: Film

DETROIT PROUD: Marc Zakalik

We recently sat down with Marc Zakalik, a Farmington Hills native and 2008 Screen Arts & Cultures graduate of the University of Michigan. Since graduating, Marc has kept busy working on productions both in and out of Michigan (with many of them right here in the Detroit area), with an impressive resume of feature films.

06/11/2013

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DETROIT PROUD: Elliot Gray Van Orman

Elliot Gray Van Orman is a Rochester, Michigan native who studied film at Columbia College in Chicago. He currently resides in Detroit, and in addition to some commercial work, he shoots and edits videos featuring the city of Detroit.

06/11/2013

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Two Small Michigan Films Approved for Incentives

The Michigan Film Office announced two Michigan films, Landlord and Papou, have been approved for film incentives from the state.

06/11/2013

(credit: Elliot Gray Van Orman)

“Moving Forward: Detroit BMX” Is An Inside Look At Brush Park BMX

Hidden in a small park off of Brush Street – just a stone’s throw from Ford Field and Comerica Park – there lies a different group of athletes…BMX Bikers. As of April 1st, BMX bikers can practice their flips and tricks right in the heart of the city, at a newly converted park-turned-BMX-space.

06/11/2013

Film Reel

’48 Hour Film Project’ Comes to Detroit

Calling all local filmmakers! Are you looking for a way to get your work and name recognized around the world, brush up on your creativity, or simply have a fun and challenging weekend filled with only filmmaking? The 48 Hour Film Project will come to Detroit the weekend of July 19–21 and gives you just that – your chance to shine!

06/01/2013

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Trending: ‘Iron Man 3′ Trailer Sweded

If you remember Michel Gondry’s 2008 movie “Be Kind Rewind” you’ll be familiar with the concept of the sweded film. A Fresno, California based group of filmmakers has been busy sweding movie trailers. And we’re really glad they did.

11/14/2012

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To Film: The Pitch – Get Them To Believe

What is easier? To believe when everyone else does? Or to believe when everyone else has doubt?  This is a question that I’ve always known how to answer but it was never tested until now. [...]

12/06/2011

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