Incentives, taxes, productions and festivals


Inside Track: Even a spy couldn’t uncover Lister’s latest film role

GR actor has a part in ‘Batman v Superman,’ but he can’t say a word about it.

January 22, 2016
Ralph Lister is about to become one of Grand Rapids’ most high-profile actors, thanks to a mysterious role in the upcoming Michigan-made blockbuster “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” set to be released in March. Read More

The Force awakens theater seating changes

January 1, 2016
Jedi-loving moviegoers experienced an off-screen twist this holiday season when taking in the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Read More

They are the behind-the-scenes film stars

Michigan-based call-sheet app startup coming next year.

December 18, 2015
Almost every industry has a tedious, thankless task that makes anyone stuck doing it dream of inventing a better way. Read More

UICA screens free holiday movies

December 18, 2015
Christmas is coming early to downtown, where several beloved holiday films will be screened for free this weekend. Read More

Theater screens Michigan premiere of documentary 'Run Free'

November 17, 2015
Wednesday night — even before Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey gets a shot at it — Grand Rapids will be the first city in the state to witness the true story of an ultra-running legend. Read More

Films make headway at ArtPrize Seven

October 16, 2015
Even without the backing of state money, local film continues to be a grassroots arts industry that won’t give up. Read More

Partners commission documentary on President Ford

August 25, 2015
Gerald Ford’s legacy as the 38th president is getting a movie deal. Read More

Paramount Pictures films 'Looking for Alaska' in Michigan

August 7, 2015
The bestselling author of “The Fault in Our Stars” will soon have another of his books turned into a film that will be made in Michigan. Read More

UICA produces Open Projector Night Showcase

August 5, 2015
A series of locally produced short films will be screened downtown this Friday night. Read More

Film alliance rolls out podcast

July 20, 2015
As the state has decided to end its film industry incentives, one West Michigan group is still finding ways to promote and celebrate local filmmakers. Read More