City of Allen Park officials announced a major movie studio deal Tuesday that will create a $146-million, full-service movie, television and new media production studio. Project is named Unity Studios. Unity Studios on Facebook
The factory will be built on 104 acres in Allen Park and include 750,000 square feet of production, post-production and production support services facilities with eight sound stages.
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Hollywood production executive Jimmy Lifton is leading the project. A native of the Detroit area and founder of Oracle Post, a production studio based in Burbank and Santa Monica, Calif., he will join Allen Park officials this afternoon to unveil the plans.
The studio will employ “thousands” of skilled workers, most of them in unionized trades, a spokesman for the project said. Residents of Allen Park and “laid off union workers from across the region will get first shot at the jobs,” the spokesman, Roger Martin, said Monday morning.
Part of the studio will occupy a former Visteon research and development center at 16630 Southfield Road in Allen Park.
No new taxes are needed to support the project, Martin said. But a spokeswoman for the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said the project may qualify for Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax incentives. Michigan’s lucrative tax rebates for movie production work, worth up to 42% of qualifying production costs, was essential in getting the project for the state.
Allen Park Mayor Gary Burtka said, “This announcement amounts to an economic development blockbuster for the city, Wayne County and state.
“During the current recession, no region in Michigan — and perhaps no region in the entire nation — has been hit harder economically than Downriver. It represents new hope and, more importantly, job opportunities for thousands of Allen Park and Wayne County residents and autoworkers who have lost their jobs.”
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