Film Incentives


Documentary Pleads To Restore Michigan Film Incentives

Did Michigan’s generous film incentives really create jobs?

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2012

Michigan Film Office OKs Incentives For 4 Movies

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/21/2012

State Film Office Awards 1st Credit in New Plan

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.



State Approves Film Incentives For History TV Show

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012

Film Incentive Bill Moves To Snyder’s Office

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2011


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

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

Jeffrey Spillman -Michigan Film First (WWJ: Sandra McNeill)

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.


Steven Spielberg (Kevin Winter/Getty Images, File)

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