Transformers 3 begins filming in Michigan now that its Chicago segment is completed. The movie commenced principal photography in Los Angeles in June and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Hugo Weaving (“Lords of The Rings”, “The Matrix”). Director Michael Bay and Producer Steven Spielberg bring their big film budget trilogy to the streets of Detroit revisiting the locations of their successful previous shooting in this town on the original Transformers. Film also stars John Turturro, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson and will be released in 3-D. Clearly an acknowledgement of the growing film industry in Michigan thanks to the Michigan Film Incentives of 40-42% offered by the state. - Michigan Film Production
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Kid Rock and Governor Jennifer Granholm describe their support for the 42% Michigan film tax incentive. Michigan Film Production applauds their efforts and emphatic backing of one of the great success stories coming out of Michigan.
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[Editors Note: Raleigh Michigan Studios is the new name of the studio now according to CEO Linden Nelson]
Motown Motion Pictures Studios (Raleigh Michigan Studios) closed land purchase agreements and welcomed Governor Jennifer Granholm and members of President Obama’s Auto Industry Task Force to tour the facility. In the works is a major Sound Stage film production facility with educational training programs with a goal to employ 3,500 Michigan residents with expansion to 15,000 in coming years. A partnership between Nelson Ventures, The Taubman Group, and William Morris Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel. Ari spoke at the Mackinac Policy Institute recently to discuss Michigan and the importance of the auto industry to entertainment and his plans for the studio:
Much awaited Michigan stage and studio facilities have been announced as approved for funding & Michigan film tax incentives which will bring more Michigan films and more jobs. Raleigh Michigan Studios, (formerly called Motown Motion Picture Studios) in Pontiac & Detroit Center Studios in Downtown Detroit were announced in the Governor’s State of the State speech. Both Michigan and Detroit stages and studios will enable around the year production and are a major infrastructure support development for the Michigan Film industry enabling additional Michigan film production opportunities. With 71 films approved since last April for film incentive this year will be a landmark year in Michigan film production. From script to screen MFP is your source to film Michigan.