DETROIT, Mich., June 18, 2009 – Southfield, Mich.-based The iGroup, Michigan’s leading and exclusive model and talent agency, continues to flourish, having recently booked actors for substantial roles in two upcoming major motion pictures filming in the state. Tony DiMambro, lead talent agent for The iGroup, made the announcement.
As Michigan continues to attract the interest of the national film industry, The iGroup continues to diversify its portfolio, increasingly booking its exceptional talent for feature film and television roles, in addition to its vast commercial and industrial specialties. Recently, The iGroup has secured principal roles for two major motion pictures filming in southeastern Michigan. The iGroup exclusive actor Grant Krause is currently filming a prominent principal role in The Irishman, a crime action drama chronicling the true story of an Irish thug who worked the Cleveland mobster scene in the 1970s. The movie, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh and filming in Detroit, stars Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, and also features the work of several additional The iGroup actors. The iGroup’s exclusive talent Greg Trzaskoma secured a substantial role in Stone, Director John Curran’s crime thriller currently shooting in Jackson, Mich. starring actors Edward Norton and Robert De Niro. The film also features several other appearances by The iGroup’s exclusive talent roster.
“It has been a privilege to work alongside some of the best in the industry and to be a part of such groundbreaking projects,” said Trzaskoma.
“The emerging Michigan film industry is an excellent opportunity for The iGroup to showcase the skills of our exclusive and diverse talent pool,” said DiMambro. “Our highly trained and professional talent are working examples of our dedication to providing the growing number of local productions with the best in Michigan talent as we become the go-to talent agency for major motion picture and television clients.”
About The iGroup
Southfield, Michigan-based The iGroup is Michigan’s premier model and talent agency and the leading agency in the state that represents exclusive union talent for SAG and AFTRA. SAG membership enables the agency’s talent to work on major Hollywood films that require union membership of all principle talent. Recently, The I Group has secured roles for its exclusive actors in the following major studio films shot in Michigan: Stone, The Irishman, Flipped, Gran Torino, Whip It, Up In The Air, Gifted Hands, Intent, Butterfly Effect 3, Demoted, Youth in Revolt, High School and Miss January. The iGroup’s expansive resume consists of more than a decade of experience representing the highest caliber talent in the region. From actors to broadcast veterans, product specialists to fashion models, The iGroup is the go-to agency that advertisers and casting directors turn to for their film, television, and commercial productions; voice over projects; auto and trade show events; print advertising campaigns and fashion shows. The iGroup also exclusively represents both Miss Michigan U.S.A. and Miss Teen Michigan U.S.A.