Since Snyder’s plan has been put in place, interest from the industry has waned. The Michigan Film Office approved 24 projects for incentives in 2011, compared to 62 approved in 2009.
Did Michigan’s generous film incentives really create jobs?
The Michigan Film Office, which approved incentives for 12 movies during the first half of 2011, has given the green light to only four films during the same period this year.
The Michigan Film Office has approved its first financial incentive for a movie project since ending a program that offered some of the nation’s most generous breaks.
The Michigan Film Office announced today that an episode of the TV series “The Rusty Bucket Kids: Hunting History’s Heroes” has been approved for a film incentive from the state.
The measure sets up some guidelines for dividing up the $25 million available for state film and movie incentives in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.
Michigan lawmakers have begun approving a new plan to award money in the state’s newly capped, $25 million film production incentive program.
The Governor’s decision to sign legislation that drastically cut the state’s film incentives still isn’t sitting well with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
Most people who spoke to WWJ at the meeting, including casting agents, writers and others, agreed Michigan’s film incentive needs to be restored to put people back to work.
Could one of Hollywood’s most celebrated filmmakers have his eyes on Michigan for his next project?