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Lured by tax incentives, Hollywood has discovered the Mitten State in a big way ... and Detroit's architecture and talent keeps 'em coming back. Not that locals aren't playing a role in the boom as well: comedy, noir, sci-fi, blaxploitation ... you name the genre and guaranteed, someone around here is shooting a scene.


The Alger Theater

What it takes to save a neighborhood theater on Detroit's east side

For the Friends of the Alger Theater, it takes dedicated volunteers, hard work, and, of course, money.

Geoff George

Opinion: Film incentives are good business for Detroit and Michigan

With the future of Michigan's film tax incentives in question, Detroit cinematographer Geoff George makes the case for why we can't afford to give up on them yet.

Passalacqua List

Detroit's Passalacqua mix hip hop with community

Passalacqua may be Detroit's hottest hip hop group, but that doesn't stop its members from remaining community-focused.

Cinetopia List

The Regional Ambitions and Financial Realities of the Cinetopia Film Festival

Over the years there have been several attempts to create a truly regional film festival, one that bridges the gulf between Ann Arbor and Detroit. With 50 films screening in Tree Town and 40 in Motown, the third year of Cinetopia might just be the film festival "to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

russ collins list

Your guide to Cinetopia: Getting the most out of the festival experience

The Cinetopia International Film Festival is coming to Detroit and Ann Arbor June 4-7. Festival director Russ Collins shares his thoughts on how to get the most out of the festival experience.
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