Movie studio is a go for Pontiac
Louis Aguilar/Detroit News
Michigan Motion Picture Studios L.L.C. film studio got final approval for $28 million in bond financing, the last hurdle to build a major film complex at General Motors Co. Centerpoint BusinessCampus in Pontiac.
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The board of the Oakland County Economic Development Corp. gave final approval this morning of the bond.
“It’s a green light, it’s a go,” said Mary Langhauser, Oakland Co. supervisor for financial services, who attended the meeting.
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[From WKZO News]
Ben Stiller will film in Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS — Director, writer, and actor Ben Stiller will produce “30 Minutes or Less” which is set to start in July and is expected to last through October. The West Michigan Film Office says this will be the biggest movie project shot in the area not just since Michigan’s tax incentives to attract movie production went into place, but the biggest ever. Production is expected to last until October.
Producers won’t say exactly how much they will spend, only that will be at least ten-million dollars. Producers have also booked five-thousand hotel rooms. The movie is rumored to feature actors Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Michael Pena, and Nick Swardson.
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