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New Name And Mission For Michigan Film Office

In the wake of the recent elimination of the film and digital media incentive program, the Michigan Film Office has struggled to tackle difficult questions surrounding funding and film promotion. However, after months of consideration, the Michigan Film Office has changed its vision and chosen a new name to reflect that. The Michigan Film Office will now be known as the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office. “The new name reflects substantive changes to our vision, and is one of many steps in...

“Looking For Alaska” Movie Finds Michigan To Be The Right Spot For Production, Hire Hundreds

As the Michigan film incentive program finishes up, there are a few movies still coming to the state that had agreements before the curtains came down on the program. This one, “Looking For Alaska,” is based off the award winning book by author and YouTube star John Green. There has been a lot of buzz about the cast, including rumors that singer Taylor Swift could join a cast that reportedly will include John D’Leo (“Unbroken”), Courtney Eaton (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) and Nicola Peltz (“Transfor...

It's Curtains For Film Incentives In Michigan

With a stroke of a pen, Governor Rick Snyder has put the last nail in the coffin on film incentives in Michigan. Signing House Bill 4122, now Public Act 117 of 2015 today, all current deals will be honored but no new incentives will be offered by the state of Michigan to bring the film industry or film production into the state. The program has been around since 2008 and has brought some big name productions to Michigan. There’s about three years left on some of the projects already in the pip...

Michigan Could Become The Only State In The Nation Without A Film Office

Not only are film incentives that have brought movies to Michigan like Transformers, Batman, and Oz on the chopping block to go away for good, a Michigan Senate committee has recommended the entire film office be eliminated by 2017. The extreme move, if taken up by the full Michigan Senate, would make Michigan the only state in the country without a film office. In the name of road funding, Senate Republicans have zeroed-in on the Michigan Film Office which consists of six people and is a li...

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