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Hello from the Michigan Production Alliance!   Join this great networking organization in the production community in Michigan. 

The Michigan Production Alliance or MPA is a 501c6 industry trade or business enterprise organization.

Since 2003 our goal is to encourage a more stable financial environment for Michigan film and video production companies, freelancers and support services.

Our mission involves providing professional and educational resources to anyone interested in producing media in the state of Michigan. MPA strives to promote and enhance the community of Michigan media professionals, both union and non-union, by providing resources such as crew and equipment contacts, seminars, workshops and various other industry related support.

Such as:

  • Providing an industry-wide voice;
  • Disseminating information on the benefits of producing in Michigan
  • Analyzing issues of importance to the industry;
  • Influencing city, state and federal regulations;
  • Strategizing and implementing approaches to effect change;
  • Educating and informing others about industry concerns; and,
  • Leading calls to action.

 The Michigan Production Alliance helps to organize the media community by working with other industry related organizations and elected state representatives to build and maintain the foundations, which will allow production business to increase and our labor pool to grow. Join us!  Join onen of the many committees that promote education, events, PR, digital media, and more.

We offer three levels of annual membership:

$35 - Student or Organizational Affiliation - MCAI, IATSE, DGA, SAG/AFTRA, DFC, Teamsters

$50 - Individual Membership

$90 - Corporate Membership (allows up to four people)

Go online to become a member or send in your contact information and a check for one of the above categories, to:

Michigan Production Alliance, P.O. Box 1059, Novi, MI   48376

or call MPA at 313.447.0566

We hope to welcome you as a new nember in 2012 and to see you soon at an MPA bootcamp on how to become a great production assistant on a set, or at one of our exciting monthly events or presentations.

Also, find MPA on the social network site facebook Facebook  on  LinkedIn and on  Flickr - our Capture Main Street Project has hundreds of Main Street views by Michigan Photographers - check these out!

Mark Adler

MPA Co-Founder and Board Member

What is the MFP discussion list?

The Michigan Film Production discussion group (MFP) is a free service of the MPA through a public yahoo group that informs our community about film activity in Michigan.

Subscribe to MFPGroup


What are the MPA signature events?

 

 

The Michigan Production Alliance offers Seminars for those who wish to learn about what it takes to work on a commercial, corporate project or feature film. The MPA "Production Algebra - The P.A. Bootcamp" is one of our signature events.

The seminar includes 3  components, a lecture, demonstrations and panel discussion/Q & A. We can set them up for various times - generally 9am through 3pm

Segment 1 - Lecture.

The lecture will provide more than just an overview of what is expected of Production Assistants on both film and video sets. It will include 2 way radio demos, rental equipment overview as well as set and client etiquette. There will be a discussion about local production companies, organizations and unions and the different resources they have to offer.

Segment 2 - Demonstrations

A demonstration and discussion of the use of radios and forms on sets

 

Segment 3 - Moderated Discussion.

A panel of local producers, coordinators and assistant directors will discuss their experiences on the set and expectations from crewmembers during production and post-production. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

Contact MPA if you are interested in having a Bootcamp at your School.

What is the Michigan Production Alliance

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The Michigan Production Alliance or MPA is a 501c6 industry trade or business enterprise organization.

Our goal is to encourage a more stable financial environment for Michigan film and video production companies, freelancers and support services.

Our mission involves providing professional and educational resources to  to our members and information to anyone producing media in the state of Michigan. MPA strives to promote and enhance the community of Michigan media professionals, both union and non-union, by providing resources such as crew and equipment contacts, seminars, workshops and various other industry related support such as:

    

  • Providing an industry-wide voice;
  • NETWORKING opportunities
  • Disseminating information on the benefits of producing in Michigan
  • Analyzing issues of importance to the industry;
  • Influencing city, state and federal regulations;
  • Strategizing and implementing approaches to effect change;
  • Educating and informing others about industry concerns; and,
  • Leading calls to action.

 

The Michigan Production Alliance helps to organize the media community by working with other industry related organizations and elected state representatives to build and maintain the foundations, which will allow production business to increase and our labor pool to grow. Join us.

Co- Founder/President 

Mark Adler 

The Michigan Production Alliance since 2003

 

Upcoming Events

Oct 23, 2014

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