Michigan is the home of ‘Batman v. Superman’ as Ben Affleck takes on Henry Cavill in the classic superhero movie update.
Ben Affleck has been having a great time in Michigan while filming. In this article he talks about his time in the Motor City.
Director Zack Snyder released along with Motor Authority the latest update to the iconic BATMOBILE! Read the article and see photos here.
The movie filmed at the historic former Michigan Central Station. Full details can be seen at this page.
With a reported film budget of $131 million being spent in-state the movie represents a major victory for Detroit, the State of Michigan and the Michigan film industry as adjacent vendors and suppliers as a whole.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Filmmaker / movie star George Clooney is reportedly bringing the Exclusive Films and Appian Way production of “The Ides of March” to shoot in Michigan in February. As reported in The Detroit News, The Free Press and Deadline Hollywood, Clooney is set to star and direct the adaptation of Beau Willimon’s off-Broadway production of “Farragut North”. Also starring in the film are Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei. The film is financed by Exclusive Films & Cross Creek Pictures in a partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions. (More on facebook.com/moviebudget)
Update: ”The Ides of March” has now been approved for the Michigan Film Tax Incentive Program. It is anticipated the movie will now shoot in Detroit and parts of Ohio.
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Michigan On Film radio program to premiere Oct. 1 on WDET 101.9FM and will be hosted by Emery C. King and Jim Burnstein, chairman and vice-chairman of the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council (MFOAC), and will serve as a forum for individuals, businesses and organizations involved the state’s film industry. Lisa Dancsok, former vice president of marketing and communications for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), will co-host the program through the end of this year.
See the complete program announcement at WDET
UPDATE: Listen to the First Episode featuring Gov. Granholm
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