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Thanks so much for your support and generosity. Your kind gift will help make a difference in individual lives and for the future!


Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors!

These individuals and organizations provide the support necessary to produce this spectacular community event.

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 The Mission

The Movie Institute is dedicated to the training of life and leadership skills by utilizing the creativity and discipline of the motion media arts and sciences with a focus on serving young people, women and minorities.

The Movie Institute (or “MI”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young people and adults for positive character growth and successful career development by providing mentoring and training for success.

The Movie Institute also produces professional digital films and videos through the mentoring process for businesses, charities and individuals.

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Chloë Sevigny Steps Behind the Camera for a Film About a Kitten

She talks to Vanity Fair about her directorial debut, which will screen at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Chloë Sevigny Steps Behind the Camera for a Film About a Kitten

She talks to Vanity Fair about her directorial debut, which will screen at the Cannes Film Festival.

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The Movie Institute, 501c3 added 9 new photos — with Shannon Cloud and 2 others.

Kamp Hollywood Flashback: 2013 Redux- Are you in there?
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Kamp Hollywood Flashback: 2013 Redux- Are you in there?

For those wondering about our former production and training center at Valley View Mall:

The Valley View (VV) studio location was originally planned as a temporary "beta test" for investigating a nonprofit production and training studio. After a two and a half years many of our constituents began not wanting to go to Valley View for programs, our lease was also ending and we were told by management that VV was going to be torn down soon anyway- added to all that we had also gathered the needed data to put together a proposal for a permanent production and educational campus in the D/FW area. So, with these and other factors in mind we decided to return to our original location method of utilizing sponsored facilities until we will be able to create a permanent facility of our own.

MI has a new office in Plano, Texas and we are conducting camps this summer in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and Coppell, plus workshops this Fall-all done at sponsored locations.

Thanks so much for your interest and keep watching the MI Facebook and web site (www.movieinstitute.org) for upcoming programs and events!

We are so thankful for 15 years of industry and community support for our work with young people.
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For those wondering about our former production and training center at Valley View Mall: 

The Valley View (VV) studio location was originally planned as a temporary beta test for investigating a nonprofit production and training studio.  After a two and a half years many of our constituents began not wanting to go to Valley View for programs, our lease was also ending and we were told by management that VV was going to be torn down soon anyway- added to all that we had also gathered the needed data to put together a proposal for a permanent production and educational campus in the D/FW area. So, with these and other factors in mind we decided to return to our original location method of utilizing sponsored facilities until we will be able to create a permanent facility of our own. 

MI has a new office in Plano, Texas and we are conducting camps this summer in Dallas, Plano, Frisco and Coppell, plus workshops this Fall-all done at sponsored locations. 

Thanks so much for your interest and keep watching the MI Facebook and web site (www.movieinstitute.org) for upcoming programs and events! 

We are so thankful for 15 years of industry and community support for our work with young people.

IMAX wants to take movie-going to the next level: The 3D theater chain has struck an alliance with Swedish gaming and virtual reality (VR) specialist Starbreeze to develop location-based VR experiences at some of its theaters as well as shopping malls and other locations. Plans are underway to test the concept at a first “IMAX VR” location. And if audiences like it, the two companies aim to make IMAX VR globally available.

“We believe VR is an area that holds tremendous promise and is a natural progression for IMAX given our established worldwide brand presence, our immersive entertainment technology know-how, and strong industry relationships with filmmakers, studios and exhibitors,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.
The idea for location-based VR entertainment is an interesting one. High-end VR experiences with positional tracking are expensive. The HTC Vive for example sells for $800, and also requires a $1000 high-end gaming PC to run VR experiences. IMAX would be able to go beyond what these devices have to offer by also adding other imagineering techniques for an even more immersive experience. Think wind machines, vibrating floors and more.

IMAX’s partnership with Starbreeze also gives the theater chain access to a catalog of games and other VR content, including the “John Wick” VR game that Starbreeze developed together with Lionsgate. And IMAX will also be producing some of its own VR content, thanks to a partnership with Google that has the company building its own VR camera.

IMAX is already getting support from some of Hollywood’s top talent for its VR initiative. One of its first big-name partners is none other than Michael Bay. “As a filmmaker, IMAX’s location-based VR offering presents an exciting opportunity to transport audiences even further into the worlds we create,” Bay said. “We are in advanced discussions with IMAX now on some fun VR concepts and I look forward to test-driving their new technology.”

Thank you Variety & US_UK_EU Producers Alliance
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IMAX wants to take movie-going to the next level: The 3D theater chain has struck an alliance with Swedish gaming and virtual reality (VR) specialist Starbreeze to develop location-based VR experiences at some of its theaters as well as shopping malls and other locations. Plans are underway to test the concept at a first “IMAX VR” location. And if audiences like it, the two companies aim to make IMAX VR globally available.

“We believe VR is an area that holds tremendous promise and is a natural progression for IMAX given our established worldwide brand presence, our immersive entertainment technology know-how, and strong industry relationships with filmmakers, studios and exhibitors,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.
The idea for location-based VR entertainment is an interesting one. High-end VR experiences with positional tracking are expensive. The HTC Vive for example sells for $800, and also requires a $1000 high-end gaming PC to run VR experiences. IMAX would be able to go beyond what these devices have to offer by also adding other imagineering techniques for an even more immersive experience. Think wind machines, vibrating floors and more.

IMAX’s partnership with Starbreeze also gives the theater chain access to a catalog of games and other VR content, including the “John Wick” VR game that Starbreeze developed together with Lionsgate. And IMAX will also be producing some of its own VR content, thanks to a partnership with Google that has the company building its own VR camera.

IMAX is already getting support from some of Hollywood’s top talent for its VR initiative. One of its first big-name partners is none other than Michael Bay. “As a filmmaker, IMAX’s location-based VR offering presents an exciting opportunity to transport audiences even further into the worlds we create,” Bay said. “We are in advanced discussions with IMAX now on some fun VR concepts and I look forward to test-driving their new technology.”

Thank you Variety & US_UK_EU Producers Alliance

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Texas Production Expo

May 26, 2016, 9:00am

Grapevine Convention Center

FREE Video/Film Equipment Trade show // FREE Seminars Pre-register at www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-production-expo-tickets-24349329500 Texas Production Expo is an annual trade show of film/vid...

Texas Production Expo

The Movie Institute, 501c3 added 8 new photos — with Tori Tori Tori and 2 others.

Kamp Hollywood Flashback: 2013- Are you in there?
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Kamp Hollywood Flashback: 2013- Are you in there?

The Movie Institute is Proud to be Members of:

DPA
Plano CoC
Center for Nonprofit Management
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grassroots
TANO
TAAMP