#CreativeMich : Film Festival puts spotlight on the Great Lakes; From Motor City to Comic City #MotownWriters #MichLit #MotownLit

#CreativeMich Vol. 2 N. 68 (01/24/2017) Film Festival puts spotlight on the Great Lakes; From Motor City to Comic City   

Creative Industry News
Oscars: ‘La La Land’ Ties Record With 14 Nominations – The Hollywood Reporter – 01/24/2017
Frankie Ballard to headline Music Takes Action  – The Torch – 01/23/2017
Bay City SVSU student headed to national theatre festival after regional award – MLive – 01/23/2017
Americans for the Arts Responds to Possible National Endowment for the Arts Cuts – Playbill – 01/22/2017
The fight against Great Lakes invaders, on film  – Detroit Free Press – 01/21/2017
Oceans, Great Lakes topics featured at Thunder Bay Film Fest –  9 & 10 News – 01/21/2017
Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project Starring John Boyega Set for August Release – 411 Mania – 01/21/2017
Annapurna Launches Distribution Arm With Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Movie – Variety – 01/20/2017
The Motor City? If ‘Detroiters’ Is Evidence, Try Comic City – The New York Times – 01/20/2017
Reality TV stars visit Fenton and Linden for anti-bullying rally – Tri-County Times – 01/20/2017
Capitol Theatre undergoing $37 million restoration – Tri-County Times – 01/20/2017
Local duo completes second movie – Monroe News – 01/20/2017
Don’t let their age fool you: The Accidentals are a powerhouse full of skill – The Register Guard – 01/20/2017
Mid-Michigan Families stop by MSU’s  College of Communication Arts and Sciences to help launch WKAR PBS Kids – WKAR – 01/20/2017
‘Movies in The Park’ will get brighter screen, earlier show times – MLive – 01/20/2017
Arts leaders react to possible Trump call for eliminating cultural programs: Not this again – The Washington Post – 01/19/2017
Michigan’s The Accidentals sign with Sony Music Masterworks label for international exposure  – Holland Sentinel – 01/19/2017
Detroit artist creates anti-Trump ‘tunnel to hope’ – The Detroit News – 01/19/2017
Third Man Pressing plant to open next month in Detroit – The Oakland Press – 01/19/2017
2nd Globe Int’l Silent Film Festival in Michigan – Financial Tribune – 01/18/2017
Winners announced at closing ceremony of Spotlight music and filmmaking competition   – The Michigan Daily – 01/18/2017
Kid Rock to be opening act at Wings’ new arena – The Detroit News – 01/18/2017
Big music events on the horizon in metro Detroit – Detroit Free Press – 01/18/2017
Bands to watch 2017: Detroit rapper looks back on life in short documentary – Metro Times – 01/18/2017
Watch this little girl with a big, big voice tackle a modern country classic – Rare County – 01/17/2017
Filmmakers excited to be part of festival – The Alpena News – 01/17/2017
Indie Cinemas Face Challenging Future Together – Variety – 01/17/2017
Lineup announced for Jackson College Winter Film Series at Michigan Theatre – MLive – 01/16/2017
New Detroit museum honors WGPR, blacks in broadcasting – The Detroit News – 01/15/2017
Meet Hollywood filmmaker and Ann Arbor native Michael David Lynch – MLive – 01/12/2017
Lakeville Couple’s Musical Journey Into The Silent Film Era – WNPR – 01/12/2017
Farmington writer goes to Sundance – Detroit Free Press – 01/11/2017
The Strand Returns to Detroit Metro Market  – Venue Today – 01/10/2017
Pure Michigan launches new winter tourism campaign, redesigned website – Crain’s Detroit – 01/10/2017
Film festival to screen films for students – Michigan Daily – 01/09/2017
Lawrence Tech launches design incubator to expand on opportunities in creative fields – The Oakland Press – 12/17/2016
Upcoming Events
Jan 25 Transforming Fashion Lecture: Ken Krayer – Grand Rapids Art Museum
Jan 25 – 29 Thunder Bay Film Festival – Alpena
Jan 27 – Feb 3 36 Hour ChallengeGrand Rapids Film Festival
Jan 28 – 29 24 Hour Teen Competition – Ann Arbor
Jan 30 Let’s talk GR Music – Grand Rapids
Feb 3 Orchard Lake Film Festival West Bloomfield High School
Feb 3 – 5 Made-in-Michigan Film Festival – Frankenmuth
Feb 9 – 12 Central Michigan International Film Festival – Mout Pleasant 
Feb 10 WYCE Jammie Awards @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids
Feb 16 – 19 Central Michigan International Film Festival – Mout Pleasant 
Feb 25  Detroit Movie Magic Tour – Detroit History Tours
March 4
14th Annual Teen Filmmaker Festival Kalamazoo
March 12 Women’s Film Festival – Oakland University
March 24 Music Takes Action – Ferris State Unviersity, Big Rapids
March 29 Jay and Silent Bob Get Old presented by The Freep Film Festival – The Fillmore Detroit
March 30 – Apr 2 The Freep Film Festival – Detroit
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