Film Incentives

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.



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


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

Extras Sought For Disney Movie

Due to vanishing tax credits we’re not seeing that many stars in the Detroit area these days. However Disney is working on a new film to be shot here and they’re looking for extras to appear in it.

CBS 62–06/07/2011

Author Elmore Leonard (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Elmore Leonard Flick Wins State Film Incentive

The flick “Freaky Deaky” was awarded more than $2.8 million dollars in tax credits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2011

Nextwave's Digitorium, or digital auditorium, offers seating, mingling space, and full Web and video production capabilities

NextWave Stands Up For Film Credits

NextWave Media Studios, a subsidiary of the NextWave business incubator in Troy, plans Wednesday to announce the launch of a paid ad campaign in Lansing and targeted areas throughout the state in support of the state’s film incentive program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2011

On the set of Detroit 1-8-7, earlier this year (WWJ Photo).

Union: “Detroit 1-8-7″ Leaving Michigan

Is the “Detroit” being taken out of Detroit 187?

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2011


Local Director’s Film Approved For Tax Credits

One local filmmaker says it’s like winning the lottery: getting approved for Michigan’s film tax incentives under new guidelines now in place.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/22/2011

(WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

State Senator Gets Earful On The Issues

The Michigan Film Incentives Program was one of the issues that took center stage in Southfield, Monday, as State Senator Vincent Gregory met with residents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2011

Photo of (from left) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Denise Ilitch, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, John Truscott and host Carol Cain on the "Michigan Matters" set. (credit: Greg Shattuck/WWJ-TV CBS Detroit)

GOP Strategist: Compromise Likely On Film Incentive Battle

What’s ahead in the battle over the state’s lucrative movie incentives as Gov. Rick Snyder continues his push to put a lid on them to confront Michigan’s fiscal woes?

CBS 62–03/16/2011




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