Michigan film incentives
The state will spend nearly $1.7 billion, or 3 percent, more than in this fiscal year, according to the state budget office.
Some in the film industry are sounding off after the Michigan House of Representatives voted to drop the state’s $50 million a year incentive program.
Gov. Rick Snyder said he would prefer to see a “gradual ramp-down” of the program.
“This thing is a total waste of taxpayer money, and I can’t wait to get rid of it,” said Rep. Jeff Farrington, of Utica.
Michigan’s film incentives could be coming to an end with a bill moving through the state House.
The bill also would lift a $2 million-per-employee cap on salaries counted as expenditures that can be reimbursed by the state.
“We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise back to Michigan.”
The Michigan Film Office announced that the pilot for a new Syfy Television Network series, 12 Monkeys, from Universal Cable Productions was approved for a film incentive from the state.
The Michigan Film Office announced two feature films, “The Funeral Guest” and “Saugatuck Cures,” have been approved for film incentives from the state.
The Michigan Film Office announced today “The Adventures of Mickey Matson & the Pirates Code” has been approved for a film incentive from the state.