Join Filmmaker and Native Detroiter, Qasim “Q” Basir, for an in depth conversation about what it takes to make movies in the film industry. How often have you gone to the movies and afterwards thought, “I’ve got an idea for a movie..” What would it take someone to have an idea, develop a script, actually get that movie made and shown on the big screen? Writer/Director Qasim Basir will share his knowledge and insights about the business of making films at an open forum this weekend in Downtown Detroit. About the FilmmakerIn 2010, Basir directed his first full-feature film, Mooz-lum, starring Nia Long, Danny Glover, Evan Ross and Roger Guenveur Smith. The movie debuted at the 14th Annual Urban World Film Festival in New York and received the honor of Best Narrative Feature. The film was also an official selection at the Chicago International Film Festival and the 34th Cairo International Film Festival. Through a partnership with AMC and Eventful, Mooz-lum was released nationally in February 2011. The film received independent theatrical distribution in Canada, the UK, Dubai, and Kuwait, as well as DVD, television and digital distribution. On the heels of the one year anniversary of his first film, Basir has teamed up with Producer, Tommy Oliver and Executive Producer; Hill Harper for his next project entitled “Destined.” Actors, currently attached to the film include Omar Epps, Mekhi Phifer, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keri Hilson and Michael Rainey Jr.