Film Tax Credit

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.


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

Senate Committee Considers Revamping Film Tax Credit

Michigan’s Hollywood film tax credit would be a thing of the past — under a bill being floated in Lansing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2011

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New Location For Film Industry Town Hall Meeting

Organizers expecting 1,000 people move meeting to Laurel Manor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2011


Film Industry Creates Lobbying Group; Seeks To Keep Tax Credit

A group of business leaders who have benefited from the growth in the film industry in Michigan Wednesday announced the formation of Michigan Film First, a coalition to connect and promote the state’s movie, television and digital media production industry. Besides education and networking efforts, the group will seek to keep Gov. Snyder and the Legislature from slashing the film industry tax credit.



Ernst & Young Report Shows Positive ROI For Film Tax Credit

Just as the Snyder administration is thinking of sharply cutting it, a report showing a positive return on investment from Michigan’s film tax credit has been released from the accounting firm Ernst & Young.


Granholm Defends Film Industry Tax Credits

Governor Granholm says critics of Michigan’s generous tax incentives for the film industry need to look beyond revenues to see the benefits to the state.