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Michigan Film Production is a film production services company comprised of Producers, line producers and production managers dedicated to help and guide you to Produce your film, television and new media project as a Michigan film. We find crew, locations, provide resources, and equipment for studios, filmmakers and production companies looking to film Michigan & to film Detroit.

Michigan film incentives have created the most lucrative film production tax incentives program and infrastructure development in the United States and the World. Rather than a sellable film tax credit Michigan offers a cash rebate. We deliver Michigan film production services and provide the foremost wealth of knowledge on Michigan film production activity, opportunities, talent, studios, stages, locations and location managers and full crew information to enable you to expedite your film work to Michigan.

With 25 years experience Producing feature film and television we are your ultimate Michigan film source for Michigan production services, Producers resource, consulting, incentives knowledge, producers guide, Michigan crew directory and your Michigan movie advisor. Film Michigan to receive the incredible 40-42% film tax rebate and contact us for incentives, funding sources, cash flow funding, legal, audit, accountancy, labor negotiation, travel, accommodations, vehicles, equipment, camera, grip and electric, trucks, education, jobs, Michigan film news, Detroit stages and studios, Detroit film production – you name it – we are your one stop source to film Michigan. Contact us, we look forward to hearing from you and what expertise we can provide for you.

‘Transformers 4′ Approved for Michigan Film Tax Incentives

Mar-20-2013

The Michigan Film Tax Incentive has been approved for the major movie production of ‘Transformers 4′ it was announced today by the Michigan Film Office.   According to the Detroit Free Press the film will receive up to $20 million on an anticipated film budget spend of $82 million in the State of Michigan including the City of Detroit.

 

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The fourth installment of the of the successful Hollywood film franchise from Paramount Pictures will be the third of the series to shoot in Detroit.   Previous filming of the Transformers movies have included ‘Transformers:  Dark of the Moon’ in 2011.   The original Transformer film also shot in Detroit in 2007.

‘Transformers 4′ will have a much larger film presence and production spend in the state than its predecessors which for ‘Dark of the Moon’ received $6MM on a $17MM film budget in state spend to support the growing Michigan film industry.

 

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Dreamworks ‘Need For Speed’ to Film in Michigan

Feb-20-2013

Dreamworks SKG will bring ‘Need For Speed’ video game to life as a film to be shot in Michigan in 2013.

The movie will be directed by Scott Waugh (‘Men of Valor’) and will star:

Aaron Paul (‘Breaking Bad’)

Imogen Poots

Dakota Johnson

Michael Keaton

 

The film is reported to have earned approval for a Michigan film tax credit of $1,370,852 on an in-state spend of $4,993,623.

More details to come.  Check back for full details on the Michigan Film industry for 2013.

Michigan Increases Cap on Film Tax Credit to $50 Million

Feb-14-2013

The State of Michigan has increased its film tax incentives to a new cap of $50 Million for fiscal year 2013.  Increase was by agreement to double the $25 million cap initiated by Governor Rick Snyder.  The legislature convinced him to double the cap to support the film industry in Michigan.   This is a welcome sign of support for Michigan filmmakers.   Stay tuned for additional updates on the new program and Contact Us for details, film production services, producer consulting and your film budget and schedule requirements worldwide.

 

 

Film Finance and Film Tax Incentives Require a Film Budget

Mar-08-2011

In the motion picture industry film finance and film tax incentives require a film budget which is custom created by a veteran line producer.  Investors likewise insist on having a detailed, accurate and reliable film budget created for their film financing endeavors.   Reliable film budgets are also fundamental for bank loans, equity, gap financing and for foreign sales agents to review a project.

A movie budget is naturally needed also for a Completion Bond company to take on a film production for consideration and bonding, which is a necessary step for film finance as well.  By having accurate and proven numbers these companies and individuals may realistically evaluate your movie production proposal.  Whether you are in the market for an indie film budget and schedule or a major studio movie budget, FilmBudget.com has many years of experience at both.

Without numbers to back up your pitch everyone in the room is guessing at what the film budgets may be rather than having a solid knowledge.   Additionally, without film budgets in hand, those requesting funding certainly appear unprepared and lacking the knowledge and experience to surround themselves with a professional producer whom can create the movie budget and speak to its authenticity.

You may only get one shot at your investors.   Make sure it’s the best presentation of a film finance plan, film budget and schedule that it can be.  Contact Filmbudget.com for film tax incentives, credits, co-productions and detailed film budgets by a seasoned professional with decades of experience on set and in the trenches!

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Michigan Film Office 2010 Annual Report

Mar-02-2011

Carrie Jones, the Michigan Film Office Director, has just released the Michigan Film Office 2010 Annual Report.   The report is required by regulation and details the Michigan film tax incentive activity for the year.   Facts and figures shed light on the films and amounts spent and the film incentive approved for the growing Michigan film and entertainment industry.

The key fact for 2010:   $293 Million was spent by productions shooting in Michigan.  $115 Million in Michigan film incentives were given as a rebate on the expenditures.   A net inward spend of $178 Million.

Let us repeat this math as so many fail to grasp its simplicity:    $293 Million inward spend – $115 Million rebate on the spend = $178 Million in net inward production spending.

These are the hard facts the opponents and the destroyer of a growing and flourishing creative industry do not want you to know.   Likewise they don’t wish you to focus on the Ernst and Young Economic and Fiscal Impacts Report of the Michigan Film Credit (below) that for every $1 (one dollar) spent on the film incentives an additional $6 (six dollars) was created in economic activity.

The Michigan film tax incentive programs support film budgets of all levels from $50,000 to over $100 Million Major Studio blockbusters which employ thousands of hard working film crew.   The incentive (actually a rebate) provides incentive for inward investment for movie production, television programming, games creation, visual effects companies (VFX) and music recording.   It has launched companies in Michigan dedicated to employe, teach and grow our film crew base and technical assets, including the Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac which is resurrecting an old truck plant and creating jobs.

Contact your representative and tell them to save the film incentive program.

Film finance and film tax incentives require an accurate and proven film budget from a veteran film producer.  Filmbudget.com is the international leader in worldwide film budget and schedule services and global film tax credits.  Contact Filmbudget.com to move your production from script to screen.

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Read the Ernst & Young Economic and Fiscal Impact of the Michigan Film Tax Credit:

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Feb-21-2011

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The accountancy firm of Ernst & Young was first engaged by Visit Detroit and counterparts in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Traverse City to create a Michigan film tax incentives study.  The report has just been released and demonstrates in hard financial numbers what the proponents have been saying all along:  the Michigan film incentives work, create jobs and spur economic activity – in a large way.

Read the Ernst & Young Michigan Film Tax Incentive Financial Impact Report

Read the Summary by the Convention & Visitors Bureaus for metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Traverse City whom first commissioned the report.

Read the Detroit Free Press article analysis     Read the  Detroit News article.

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A Michigan Film Industry Town Meeting

Feb-19-2011

As a devoted member of Michigan’s film industry, Mitch Albom and Kenneth Droz Consulting invite you to

A MICHIGAN FILM INDUSTRY TOWN MEETING

THOUSANDS SHOWED UP FOR THIS!!!

An organizational and informational event to most effectively communicate to Michigan’s legislators, governor and voting public why the film incentive program (among other issues), should be preserved.

WHEN: Thursday, February 24, 7:30pm
WHERE:

Rally to save the film/tv credits in michigan has NEW LOCATION:

Laurel Manor (Banquet Center) , 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia. THURS 7:30.

Google Map:  http://tinyurl.com/townmeetingMap

Featured Speakers:
Mitch Albom, Free Press Columnist
Jeff Daniels, actor/filmmaker
Mike Binder, filmmaker and Michigan native
Vicki Barnett, Michigan State Representative
Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, and former State Rep.
Philippe Martinez, Maxsar Studios CEO
Emery King and Jim Burnstein, Chair and Vice-Chair, MFO Advisory Council
Chris Baum, Film Detroit/Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nathaniel McClure, CEO Scientifically Proven Entertainment
Mark Adler, Mich. Production Alliance
Selected working college graduates and undergraduates
Ken Droz, Consultant and former MFO Communications Mgr.
Provided will be various evidence and informational points, legislators’ names and contact info, and strategic methods on conveying the most effective message possible, for legislative officials and districts statewide.

Hosted by Mitch Albom, Kenneth Droz Consulting and Maxsar Digital Studios
Open to the press and general public.

All Facebook postings are welcome and encouraged.

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Raleigh Michigan Studios to host “Oz: The Great And Powerful”

Jan-26-2011

Walt Disney’s feature film “Oz: The Great And Powerful” to be directed by Michigan native Sam Raimi has been approved for the Michigan Film Tax Incentive.  The movie has a film budget of $105 Million and has been reported it will shoot on the stages at Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac, the Michigan film industry revitalized site of a GM Truck Plant.    Johnny Depp is in talks to star in what is being called the biggest film budget to be spent in Michigan since the inception of the incentive.  The film would be an immense boost to the Michigan film industry, further cementing Michigan’s place atop the world of film locations.

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Director Sam Raimi is known for such films as “Spiderman”, “The Quick and The Dead”, “Army of Darkness”, “The Evil Dead” and tv series “Xena – Warrior Princess”

Designed to jumpstart the nascent film industry in Michigan, the incentives have been an unparalleled success story in raising film crews in Michigan, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and many other towns that enjoy the local spend a movie budget creates in their areas.

Read the Free Press article

Contact Governor Rick Snyder and tell him Hands Off! the film incentives.  They Work.  We Work.

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Film Budget

Jan-25-2011

As 2011 kicks well into gear the film sector is heating up. Sundance deals are getting done in a refreshing sign of the times. While the impact on the current film finance enviroment has been tough on the film budget landscape, movies are heading into production and Michigan remains at the forefront of the motion picture and television industry with the incredibly effective Michigan film tax incentive program. Companies from all around the world now think of Michigan when they think of making their film. While Michigan helps these filmmakers and their films get made, spending their film budget dollars here, thanks to the film incentive, we are likewise putting thousands to work, creating an industry and a film crew base second to none. Let’s all look forward to another year of incredible growth for the Michigan film production industry.

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Happy New Year from Michigan Film Production

Dec-31-2010

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

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