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