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Michigan Film – Hangar 42 Film Studio Opens in West Michigan for 1,000 Jobs

Feb-04-2010

Grand Rapids, MI (Walker) welcomed the opening of Hangar 42 and 1,000 jobs in the worlds largest soundstage at 500,000 square feet.   Film stage will allow for big budget hollywood productions as announced by Governor Granholm in her State of the State speech exemplifying the job creating benefit of the Michigan Film Incentives.   Read the Full Story

Hilary Swank starrer “Betty Anne Waters” Fox Searchlight Pic – Michigan Film

Feb-03-2010

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired domestic and some international rights to Tony Goldwyn’s feature film “Betty Anne Waters” starring Hilary Swank. Film was shot in Ann Arbor, Michigan in fall ’09. The Michigan Film Incentive continues building the Michigan Film Production Industry.   Michigan makes Movies!

Michigan Film Studio Announces First Feature Film

Feb-03-2010

Unity Studios near Detroit, Michigan announced its first feature film in association with The Henry Ford for a Civil War era drama.  Announcement comes simultaneously with first graduating class from the Lifton Institute making Michigan movies.

Read the full article

Dreamworks Sci-Fi Actioner Starring Hugh Jackman Coming to Film in Michigan

Jan-22-2010

X-Men “Wolverine” to star in action Sci-Fi adventure “Real Steel” film from Dreamworks & Steven Spielberg.   $80 Million film budget Picture will shoot Detroit and other parts of Michigan in June 2010.

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Read the Detroit Free Press Article

MovieMaker Magazine Detroit in Top Ten Film Cities

Jan-21-2010

MovieMaker Magazine

Detroit was named in the top ten cities to film in according to MovieMaker Magazine’s list of the best film locations.  Go Detroit!

Thanks to the Michigan Film Incentives!    Read the full article

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“Up In The Air” – 6 Oscar Nominations!

Dec-04-2009

“Up In The Air” which filmed sequences in Michigan won Best Actor award for George Clooney and tops the National Board of Review’s critics picks.

Additional winners are Clint Eastwood, Best Director for “Invictus” (whom formerly won for “Gran Torino” also filmed in Michigan thanks to the film incentives.)


MI Film Production seeks Animator for Independent Film

Dec-02-2009

MI Film Production is looking for an animator with experience in 3D to create a piece for an indie feature film. Deadline mid winter next year. If you are an animator with some experience, please email your samples to mifilmproductions@yahoo.com.
Students with 3 or more years experience are welcome to inquire as well.

Film credits help hotels, survey says

Nov-22-2009

Film credits help hotels, survey says
Bookings meant $5M in “08,’09
By Daniel Duggan

The hospitality industry is stressing the importance of film business to its bottom line as talks in Lansing weigh a cut in the state’s film tax credit.

Figures released to Crain’s indicate almost 50,000 hotel rooms booked in metro Detroit by the film industry in 2008 and 2009. It resulted in nearly $5 million in revenue and roughly another $5 million in food and beverage spending.

“I think the numbers we saw would have been even better without the negative conversations about film credits,” Baum said, referring to talks in the Legislature of cutting the tax incentive.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20091122/FREE/311229995/1069

“The Domino Effect” IIIIIIIIII

Nov-01-2009

“The Domino Effect” shoots London/UK , Amsterdam/Netherlands, Mumbai/India, Beijing/China, Cape Town/South Africa and Detroit/Michigan. Proudly utilizing 98% all Michigan crew for the USA segments, the film reveals the interconnectivity of cultures in the midst of economic turmoil and the strength of the human spirit triumphant in difficult times. Filming in Detroit, Novi, Farmington Hills, Northville picture will showcase real Michigan locations and people. Film is financed by Kasander Films of The Netherlands Contact: http://www.kasanderfilm.nl
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Good Morning – Call Lansing Now!

Sep-29-2009

Legislators are reviewing the Nancy Cassis’ ill advised destruction of the Michigan film industry. Please get on the phone to your representatives, the Governor’s office, your radio stations and television stations, websites, blogs and twitters and facebooks! Stop the destruction of a burgeoning, clean, job creating, brain-drain reversing, tourism attracting Film Industry in Michigan:

Senator Nancy Cassis intros Bills to kill incentive Phone: (517) 373-1758 Fax: (517) 373-0938 senncassis@senate.michigan.gov

CONTACT THE CO-SPONSORS OF THE LEGISLATION AND TELL THEM TO KEEP THEIR HANDS OFF THE FILM INCENTIVE:

Sen. Tom George, R-Kalamazoo
P.O. BOX 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone: (517) 373-0793
Fax: (517) 373-5607
email: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/ima_form.asp?name=COMMENT20&form_path=e:/webforms/rep

http://www.senate.michigan.gov/gop/senators/photowire.asp?District=20

Judson Gilbert, R-Algonac
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
(517) 373-7708
1-877-GILBERT1-877-445-2378
(517) 373-1450
senjgilbert@senate.michigan.gov

Sen. Nancy Cassis, R-Novi,
Senator Nancy Cassis
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
By Phone: (517) 373-1758
By Fax: (517) 373-0938
By Email: senncassis@senate.michigan.gov

Michael Switalski, D-Roseville,
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Phone: 517-373-7315
Fax: 517-373-3126

http://www.senate.michigan.gov/switalski/pr.php?id=454

CONTACT REP. EILLEN KOWALL and tell her not to support the Cassis legislation.

Phone: 248-858-0100 (County); 248-887-3089 (home);Fax: 248-858-1572 (County)
E-mail: kowalle@oakgov.com
Additional from the MPA:
Sen. Nancy Cassis (Chairman Senate Finance Committee)
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FAX – 517/373-0938
Office no. – 517/373-1758
HOME – 248/347-1631 and anyone who wants to call it, SHOULD DO SO!!
H – 22186 Daleview Dr., Novi, MI 48374 – Anyone with a stamp and printer can send all the snail mail they want.

Finance Committee Members

Sen. Jud Gilbert (vice chair, R – 25th Dist., Algonac)
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Office no. 517/373-7708
FAX – 517/373-1450
District no. 810/794-3631

Sen. John Pappageorge (R – 13th Dist., Troy)
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Office no. – 517/373-2523
FAX – 517/373-5669
Dist. no. – N/A

Sen. Mark Jansen (R-28th Dist., Grand Rapids)
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PH – 517/373-0797
FX – 517/373-5236
Dist. no. – N/A

Sen. Gilda Jacobs (Minority Vice Chair, D-14th Dist., Huntington Woods)
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PH – 517/373-7888
FX – 517/373-2983

Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D – 23rd Dist., E. Lansing)
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PH – 517/373-1734
FX – 517/373-5397
Dist. No. – 517/333-3250

Sen. Deborah Cherry (D – 26th Dist., Burton)
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PH – 517/373-1636
FX – 517/373-1453

Additional enemies of film incentives:

Sen. Mickey Switalski, (D – 10th Dist, Roseville)
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PH – 517/373-7315
FX – 517/373-3126
Dist. No. 586/734-2430

All Senate snail mail should go to:
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Rep. Pete Lund (R – 36th Dist., Shelby Twp.)

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PH – 517/373-0843
FX – 517/373-5892

Dist. No. – 586/677-2175

House of Rep. mail should go to:
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

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