Filmmaking & Acting
for Screen, Life & Leadership

The MI North Studio is a real job training facility for those interested in careers in the motion media industry. We assist participants with getting real world jobs, finding the right adult training and education to be successful in the business. It’s a physically, emotionally, and creatively safe place for kids and teens to be themselves while building self-esteem, learning life skills, and making movies.

MI North Studio will serve an estimated 1,600-2,200 kids annually. Better trained and successful kids now mean better future adults, which is good for everyone.

Real World Training

Real Empowerment

Real Accomplishment

Real Fun!

Donate to MI North Studio

This unique non-profit production and training studio can’t happen without your support. The Movie Institute needs the assistance of both the public and those whom it has helped over the last 22 years. Your continued financial support will help more kids learn how to create purpose-driven, successful lives for themselves through MI mentoring and training.

The Studio

  • 2 Training Rooms
  • A Makeup Lab
  • An ADA Dressing Room
  • 2 Production Stages, One with Infinity Cyc
  • Private Editing & Video Blog Room
  • Pro Video & Audio Editing Suite w/ VO Booth


  • Professional Video & Audio Production Services
  • Space & Equipment Rentals for Production & Events
  • Unique Team Building Events
  • Media Production Training
  • Martial Arts & Stage Combat Training
  • Acting For The Screen Training
  • Professional Headshots & Video Auditions
  • MI Studio Group Filmmaker Co-Op

MI North Studio Programs

Flash-Frame Classes™

Affordable 1-2 hours classes for ages 10 and up on screenwriting, indie filmmaking, wedding videography, lighting, comedy improve, cinematography, cell phone filmmaking and more.

Weekend Workshops

Half-day, full-day and day-and-a-half workshops and labs on editing, animation, horror filmmaking, producing, screenwriting, screen acting, makeup effects and more.


Summer and Spring break camps for ages 8 and up will be offered from half day to all day camps, from one week to two weeks long.

After School Programs

After school programming available to schools and individuals. 

Work/Study Program

High school students will have an opportunity to work on actual professional video and audio productions weekdays and weekends.

Ongoing Classes

The MI North Studio will offer ongoing programs in motion media production and audio production. Ages 8–12 and 13–17.

MI North Studio Events

MI Ed-Talks (Free)

Informal, informational, and interactive discussions and demonstrations relating to the motion media and audio/recording industries. Ages 12 and up.

Monthly VIP Luncheons

Special events to celebrate our valued donors. By invitation only.

Quarterly Open House (Free)

Have an hors d’oeuvre and a drink and learn about new happenings at MI North Studio. Meet and greet with occasional celebs and special guests.

MI Movie Matinee (Free)

Enjoy a free Sunday afternoon movie screening or double feature of classic movies from the 1940’s–2000’s. Grab a Popcorn and Soft Drink for just $5.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Founders Circle

  • Frisco Performing Arts Center
  • Bridge Delivery Service
  • Martha Duncan
  • Aldridge-Burnside Family
  • Lucy Burnside, L. Mertens & Mars Barone
  • George & Mary Elam
  • Houlne Family


  • AMS Pictures Studios
  • Newfangled Media Solutions
  • Primetime Lighting
  • Pritchard Associates (Construction Management)
  • Rees (Architects)