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Brauer’s Latest Film Lands Worldwide Distribution…and New Name

TRAVERSE CITY - Brauer Production's Indie Film Fitful now has worldwide distribution, along with a new title - Deadrise.Initially, Writer/Director Rich Brauer wasn't keen on the name switch, but after making a couple of strategic edits that effect the tone of the film in way...

Snyder’s Film Incentive Cut-Back Plan

REGION - Governor Rick Snyder's plan to curtail the film tax incentives as part of his plan to balance the state's budget has met with resistance from the film community, including interests in Traverse City."I am really disappointed," says Bill Latka of Rivet Entertainment. After...

Rise of Small Town Theaters

REGION - The 95-year-old State Theatre in Traverse City is undeniably the "grand lady" of independent movie houses in northern Michigan. Its story of resurrection reads like a fairy tale. Filmmaker and Antrim-county resident Michael Moore creates a Traverse City film festival in 2005 that...