Compiled by Joe Rossiter and other Free Press staff • March 18, 2009
Panel to feature filmmaker, actors
Filmmaker-actor Lonette McKee and Philip Johnson, star of the Lifetime film "America," parts of which were shot in Detroit, are to participate in a panel discussion Thursday at the Detroit Film Office's first educational symposium on Michigan's growing film industry.
The event is to be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers Road.
The symposium is cosponsored by the film office and the city's Small Business Detroit Microloan Program. The symposium is designed to educate residents and small-business owners in the city on how to prepare for opportunities in the Michigan film industry.