Film Incentives

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Should Michigan Drop Its Film Industry Incentive Program? Senate Considers Bill

Some in the film industry are sounding off after the Michigan House of Representatives voted to drop the state’s $50 million a year incentive program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2015

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Michigan House Approves Bill Ending State Film Incentives

Gov. Rick Snyder said he would prefer to see a “gradual ramp-down” of the program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/11/2015

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How Gov. Snyder, Lawmakers Are Filling Michigan’s $412 Million Budget Hole

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday plans to sign mid-budget year bills to finalize a plan to tackle Michigan’s projected $412 million shortfall in two primary funds that receive about $21 billion annually in tax revenue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2015

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Michigan Film Incentive Program Under Scrutiny Once Again

“This thing is a total waste of taxpayer money, and I can’t wait to get rid of it,” said Rep. Jeff Farrington, of Utica.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/08/2015

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Michigan Film Office Approves Five New Projects To Be Filmed Throughout Michigan

The Public Relations Manager for the Michigan Film Office said that 27 projects were approved for incentives in the 2014 fiscal year, being awarded $63,761,132 on $245,498,437 of approved production expenditures for the year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/08/2014

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Michigan Close To Extending Film Incentives After House Approval

The bill also would lift a $2 million-per-employee cap on salaries counted as expenditures that can be reimbursed by the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/05/2014

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Roads Top Michigan Legislature’s Lame-Duck Agenda

Michigan lawmakers have three weeks left in their lame-duck session to enact a potentially wide-ranging assortment of bills.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2014

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2 TV Shows Awarded Michigan Film Incentives

The Michigan Film Office says it has awarded a $1.5 million film incentive to the “Ask Dr. Nandi” talk show — and $308,869 to American Muscle.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2014

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Film Incentives Face Uncertain Future In Michigan

If you spot the Batmobile zipping around Detroit or Superman flying past the Renaissance Center this summer, you will be witnessing the latest example of Michigan’s film incentives program at work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/01/2014

Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, co-founder of Michigan-based Exxodus Pictures, poses with host Carol Cain and the "Firebreather" muscle car he designed for his new movie "Jinn". (credit: Tony Chiudioni/CBS 62)

WATCH: Movie Making Gets Spotlight In Michigan

Michigan’s movie making business may be in its infancy, but there are tons of opportunities for jobs and growth, the commissioner of Michigan’s Film Office said during taping of “Michigan Matters”

04/25/2014

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