Wishing all in Michigan and throughout the World a very Happy New Year and a 2011 with continued success for the Michigan film industry! Congratulations to all the success stories and we shall continue to fight for many more to come! With the numerous A list films and the pending opening of Raleigh Michigan Studios we continue to deliver quality for the motion picture industry here in Detroit and throughout Michigan! Michigan Film Production | The Michigan Film Source | The First Name in Michigan Film
Raleigh Michigan Studios press and invited guests tour signaled the arrival of the greatly anticipated results of the Michigan film incentive program infrastructure development efforts. With the revealing of the massive soundstages under construction and interviews with the participants and community leaders Michigan and the world was able to see firsthand a critical element required for a sustainable and year round motion picture and television production industry in the state.
CEO Linden Nelson described the nine stages under construction at the site encompassing the 630,000 square foot location. Additional buildings will house production spaces, commercial tenants, film production crews and the company’s base of operations which will relocate from Birmingham. Raleigh Michigan Studios stages will provide up to 30,000 square feet of studio space and can open doors to combine stages yielding up to 90,000 square feet of film production studio space with 45′ heights to the lighting grid and accompanying catwalks. These are staggering sizes capable of handling the largest and most extensive filmmaking requirements any Hollywood movie production could require.
Taking shape at the former General Motors factory in Pontiac, Michigan Raleigh Michigan Studios is a glowing example of people power, renewal and creative drive encompassing the hard work ethic of the Michigan communities and film production crews.
2011 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the Michigan film production industry thanks to the Michigan film tax incentive program.
Raleigh Michigan Studios complex in Pontiac Michigan to commence movie productions this spring in 630,000 square foot project. The $80 million movie studio will anchor and launch the Michigan film industry as a homegrown and sustainable production center. CEO Linden Nelson stated nine sound stages will be created for film and television production employing up to 3,600 film crew members and support staff. Journalists and guests were given a tour of the former GM transformed site. Read the Free Press article.
Worldwide states, countries and jurisdictions everywhere are increasing their film tax incentives, credits and rebate programs aimed at luring film production companies to their areas. They all realize that film production has an economic activity multiplier effect and actively work to draw film producers and directors to make their movies in their towns, villages, cities, provinces and states. Governments understand the financial boost to their tourism efforts, greatly needed inward economic expenditure and the increased local creative energy and opportunities delivered to those creating intellectual property – for America a major U.S. export commodity. Support the Michigan Film Incentive Program. Contact your representatives.