Reporting Charlie Langton
LANSING (WWJ) – Could one of Hollywood’s most celebrated filmmakers have his eyes on Michigan for his next project? State Senate majority leader Randy Richardville says it’s a distinct possibility.
Richardville told AM-1270 host and WWJ political analyst Charlie Langton that Governor Rick Snyder’s administration does not want an encore of what happened with ”Ironman 3,” which went to another state.
“They learned from that and now are out negotiating on a Steven Spielberg movie, and I can’t really get into a whole lot of detail now,” said Richardville. “You could be hearing something very, very exciting over the next couple of weeks.”
Richardville said Snyder has learned a lot about the film industry since he put a restrictive cap on the program.
“We have a lot of jobs here in Michigan that were created and now we just have to be competitive and make sure that credit goes back to Michigan businesses and Michigan employees,” said Richardville. “Because it’s all about the working class here, not the Hollywood stars.”
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Richardville and others who want to modify and resurrect Michigan’s film incentives will discuss the options this Tuesday in Bloomfield Hills. WWJ Newsradio 950 will be there.