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Meet Our Newest MPI Acting Instructor, Karri Brantley

Karri Brantley has been actively working in the arts and entertainment industry as a professional Actress, Director, Producer, and Voice Over artist for 23+ years. She holds a BFA in Acting from Wayne State University and is also a graduate...

Alumni Spotlight: WHITNEY WAGNER

A Conversation with Whitney Wagner: Class of 2016-17 We took a minute to talk to Whitney Wagner, a recent graduate of our Film Acting Program. She tells us about her dreams of being an actor, what brought her to MPI,...

SHOOT MOVIES, NOT DRONES

I will shoot down any drone that flies over my private property.” Actually, shooting at a drone is considered a felony offense in the United States and could land you in jail. Also note, the drone probably transmitted the footage of you...

FROM BOLLYWOOD TO HOLLYWOOD: India comes to MPI

What do Shelly Dhar, Nandan Shah, Ashray Dravidian and Vikas Patel all have in common? Well for starters they are all Award winning filmmakers who were born in India and are now living here in America. But of equal importance is the fact that...

PRO FILM SCHOOL: On-Line isn't On Set

As the trend for online schooling continues, and the "No Film School"ers hope to hit it big by avoiding formal schooling and educating themselves thru the Internet, the simple truth is that if you're on-line, you’re not on...

The Movie Business is the Entrepreneur Business

The Movie Business is the Entrepreneur Business, and if you are a Filmmaker or Actor make no mistake: You are an Entrepreneur. What is an Entrepreneur? The definition of an entrepreneur is someone who starts and runs their own...

The Movie Industry Is Not A "Degree" Industry

For most majors, you go to a four-year university, get a paid internship, get a job after graduation, start at the bottom and work your way up. And while that clear-cut path is sufficient for a future Accountant or Veterinarian, it doesn’t...

3 Reasons You Should Attend MPI's Annual Auditions

MPI's Annual Auditions: For The Novice and Seasoned Actor Alike Thinking about whether or not it will be worth your time and effort to come out and audition for our students' films this year? Although the roles are unpaid, here are...