SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – State Representative Rudy Hobbs heard from voters about what to do about film tax incentives, which could fall victim to budget cuts.
Hobbs listened as local actors gathered at the Casting Motor City office in Southfield, shared their concerns regarding proposed cuts to the Michigan Film Incentive.READ MORE: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
I worked on “Detroit 187” as a background actor,also LOL and “Salvation Boulevard”, so I am having fun, it’s kind of like a second career for me,” says Unis Keefer.
Keefer previously worked for the Federal Government but while she has been in demand, working several times on “Detroit 187”, she is concerned about the governor’s planned film tax cuts.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
“I haven’t gotten any calls lately, it’s been, wow, several months now since I’ve gotten a call to be an extra,” says Keefer.
Actor Donald Cunningham says the film industry is already weakening:
“Clearly the work is already drying up,” says Cunningham.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
Cunningham says he’s been laid off twice by General Motors, and has no problem going to where the work is–either Los Angeles or New York.