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Film Incentives

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Michigan Senate Approves New Film Incentive Plan

Michigan lawmakers have begun approving a new plan to award money in the state’s newly capped, $25 million film production incentive program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/03/2011

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Patterson On Film Incentives: You’ve Gotta’ Live By The Deal You Promised

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2011

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Hundreds Turn Out To Support Michigan Film Incentive

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.

10/19/2011

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Richardville: Spielberg Film May Be Shot In Michigan

Could one of Hollywood’s most celebrated filmmakers have his eyes on Michigan for his next project?

CBS Detroit–10/18/2011

‘A Dot Com Affair’ Approved for Michigan Film Incentives

The Michigan Film Office announced Monday that the feature film “A Dot Com Affair” has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The film is set in Benton Harbor and is expected to shoot in Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and the surrounding areas.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/03/2011

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Richardville: Michigan Botched $20M Film Deal

Two big movies are going elsewhere … and a top Republican is assessing blame

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2011

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Post-Production On Northern Light Approved For Film Incentive

The Michigan Film Office announced that post-production work for the film Northern Light has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The post-production work, including music composition and voice over work for the film, will be done by Farmington Hills-based Yessian Music Inc.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/05/2011

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Michigan’s Film Tax Could See More Changes

The state’s Senate Republican leader wants to revamp the structure of Michigan’s film tax credit before he pumps any more money into it.

07/14/2011

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Gov. Snyder Signs Michigan Film Incentive Measure

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation allowing more flexibility for Michigan’s movie and film incentive program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011

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Local Filmworker Laments Rollback Of Film Incentives

Walter “Freeway” Johnson, who worked as a production assistant on Transformers: Dark of the Moon, says he’s disappointed that state leaders rolled back the film incentives that were responsible for putting people like him to work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2011

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