Thursday, March 5, 2009

School to get workers ready for Hollywood

By Maureen McDonald / Special to The Detroit News ? March 5, 2008

HUNTINGTON WOODS -- Almost 150 students have signed up for premier classes offered by the Center for Film Studies at locations in Ferndale, Farmington Hills, Warren and Troy starting next week. The klieg lights are shining on the possibility of paychecks in the Michigan film industry.

"A lot of talented people are looking for new kinds of work and we have the kind of programs that will make them employable," said Mort Meisner, the Huntington Woods-based executive director and president of the film school, who has worked in television recruiting for 32 years. He joins Jack Grushko, COO, and Kim Haveraneck, director of education, a couple that also run a culinary business in Bloomfield Township. Together they expect to train more than 500 students in the first year.

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