Writers to invade
By THOMAS MILLER
Not exactly live from Ann Arbor, it's Michigan
Video Writers. While Saturday Night Live may not
have anything to worry about yet, a group of former
University students have big plans for making video
productions in Ann Arbor.
With four writers and one video technician on staff,
Michigan Video Writers is planning to produce
original videos for Michigan audiences.
"THE COMPANY has two major goals: to produce
video films and to make them relevant to Michigan
viewers," said Jennifer Shikes, a writer for the com-
pany. "We are unique in the sense that we want to
produce shows for and about Michigan."
Although the company is relatively new, it is
already at work on its first film. The 30-minute show
will focus on unemployment in Michigan and is ten-
tatively set in Adrian, according to BI
another writer for the company.
The members of the group, all empl
at other jobs, are looking for actors a
Shikes said. "There are many diverse
she said. Auditions will be this weekend
All this, of course, would not be po
monty, and the video company has st
this area. The Michigan Council for the
video writers a 110,000 grant for their
tion. Because not all expenses will be pa
the group is alsolooking for corporat
Ann Arbor Video, a private company
films for local cable companies, su
equipment and facilities for the write
After producing the film, the video wr
it. Presently, 28 cable and two public
The Michigan Daily-Friday, December 10, 1982-Page 13
ake Ratcliffe, stations are interested in seeing the finished work,
oyed full-time Ratcliffe said.
and actresses, The members of the company met while attending
roles to fill,' the University's Residential College three years ago.
. Although some members branched out into different
ssible without mediums, they decided on video because it is "much
ruck it rich in cheaper and is without commercial restraint," Rat-
Arts gave the cliffe said.
r first produc- If the first production is successful-if it makes
aid by this gift, enough money to allow them to produce more films-
e sponsorship, the next topic may be on farmworkers in Michigan or
e sonsrshpon comparing Michigan's Upper Peninsula with the
Sthat produces Lower Peninsula.
pplied all the Auditions for the program will be tomorrow at 7
rs' first show. p.m. in the Conference Room of Community Access
iters must sell T.V., and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Room F of Wayne
broadcasting State's McGregor Hall in Detroit.
mend a quarrel. seek out a
forgotten friend. dismiss suspi-
cion, and replace it with trust.
write a love letter. share some
treasure. give a soft answer.
encourage youth. manifest your
loyalty in word and deed. keep
a promise. find the time. forego
a grudge. forgive an enemy.
listen. apologize if you are wrong.
try to understand. flout envy.
examine your demands on others.
think of-your neighbors first. be
appreciative, be kind and gentle.
laugh a little. laugh a little more.
be deserving of the confidence
of others. extend your hand to a
stranger and the warmth of
your heart to a child. find
beauty in all that surrounds
you. speak your love. speak it
again. speak it still once again.
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potentially damage the business cimate
by sucking people out of other rental
Sproperties (that are unfilled as it is)." ,
SPOKESPERSONS for several other
businesses that would be affected by
the project say they are still in dark
"We hve no plans at all right now
because nobody has contacted us," said
James Selby of Greyhound bus services
in Detroit. The fate of Ann Arbor's
downtown depot, if the Huron complex
James Smith, project manager of
Huron Plaza, was incorrectly identified
in a photograph in Tuesday's Daily as
Richard Berger, a local developer also
involved in the project.
In a photograph in yesterday's Daily,
Business School Dean Gilbert Whitaker
was identified as AT&T Chairman
Charles Brown and Whitaker was con-
sequently identified as Brown.
were approved, is unknown, he said.
Berger's company now owns the op-
tions to buy Joe's Star Lounge and the
bus depot at a later date, at a price that
has already been determined.
As for the other properties, Berger
may have a long way to go. The old
county jail, for instance, will be open
for bids from anyone interested in it,
according to David Hunscher,
Washtenaw County Administrator.
BOB ROMSKA, vice president of Ann
Arbor's downtown branch of Michigan
National Bank, said that although the
bank has not been notified of any
possible sale of its building, the owners
of the property-Freida and Paul
Volz-may have been contacted.
The bank "wants to stay downtown,"
Romska said, and it is possible the
developers may approach it to lease
space in the new building.
Berger is no stranger to controversy.
In 1978 he was working on a similar
development on the Huron River, but
that project fell through because "the
neighborhood wanted to retain the
property as open space," Berger said.
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AGAIN" "WHAT IT
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