DETROIT (WWJ) – Lights, cameras, tax breaks!

The Michigan Film Office has formally approved tax incentives for the feature film “Division 19.”

The movie’s backdrop is a dystopian future in which the public watch prison life like a it’s a reality show; voting on things like what prisoners eat, wear and who they fight.

Set in Detroit, the political thriller will film in the city and surrounding areas this month.

“The compelling locations found throughout metro Detroit played in big factor in bringing this project to Michigan,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office, in a news release. “Division 19 is committed to using Michigan crew and to providing jobs and experience for our workers.”

“Division 19” was awarded an incentive of $260,642 on $840,193 of projected in-state expenditures.

The project is expected to hire 99 Michigan workers with a full-time equivalent of 5 jobs.

According to the Film Office, in fiscal year 2013, 25 projects have been awarded a total of $35,984,857 of $136,643,692 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 1,792 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 661 jobs.


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