Film Incentives

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Gov. Snyder Signs Law Ending Michigan Film Incentives

A law ends state incentives that encourage the production of movies and TV shows in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2015

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Michigan Legislature Poised To End Movie Incentives Program

The Michigan Legislature is close to ending an incentives program used to entice the production of movies, TV shows and video games in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2015

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Michigan House Says ‘No’ To Film Incentives For Next Year

The House has voted to remove, from next year’s state budget, Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to put $50 million toward incentives for filmmakers

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2015

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Film Office Makes Plea For Retaining Diminished Film Incentive Program

The fate of the $50 million film incentive program is still in the hands of the Legislature. Meanwhile, the governor has proposed keeping it.

CBS Detroit–04/29/2015


Michigan House OKs Version Of $37.9 Billion General Budget Bill

The plan could change drastically if Michigan voters next week approve a sales tax increase to trigger more money for deteriorating roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2015

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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