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.