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Michigan Film Tax Incentives – Best in the Nation

A Michigan Film Industry Town Meeting

Feb-19-2011

As a devoted member of Michigan’s film industry, Mitch Albom and Kenneth Droz Consulting invite you to

A MICHIGAN FILM INDUSTRY TOWN MEETING

THOUSANDS SHOWED UP FOR THIS!!!

An organizational and informational event to most effectively communicate to Michigan’s legislators, governor and voting public why the film incentive program (among other issues), should be preserved.

WHEN: Thursday, February 24, 7:30pm
WHERE:

Rally to save the film/tv credits in michigan has NEW LOCATION:

Laurel Manor (Banquet Center) , 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia. THURS 7:30.

Google Map:  http://tinyurl.com/townmeetingMap

Featured Speakers:
Mitch Albom, Free Press Columnist
Jeff Daniels, actor/filmmaker
Mike Binder, filmmaker and Michigan native
Vicki Barnett, Michigan State Representative
Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, and former State Rep.
Philippe Martinez, Maxsar Studios CEO
Emery King and Jim Burnstein, Chair and Vice-Chair, MFO Advisory Council
Chris Baum, Film Detroit/Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nathaniel McClure, CEO Scientifically Proven Entertainment
Mark Adler, Mich. Production Alliance
Selected working college graduates and undergraduates
Ken Droz, Consultant and former MFO Communications Mgr.
Provided will be various evidence and informational points, legislators’ names and contact info, and strategic methods on conveying the most effective message possible, for legislative officials and districts statewide.

Hosted by Mitch Albom, Kenneth Droz Consulting and Maxsar Digital Studios
Open to the press and general public.

All Facebook postings are welcome and encouraged.

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Raleigh Michigan Studios to host “Oz: The Great And Powerful”

Jan-26-2011

Walt Disney’s feature film “Oz: The Great And Powerful” to be directed by Michigan native Sam Raimi has been approved for the Michigan Film Tax Incentive.  The movie has a film budget of $105 Million and has been reported it will shoot on the stages at Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac, the Michigan film industry revitalized site of a GM Truck Plant.    Johnny Depp is in talks to star in what is being called the biggest film budget to be spent in Michigan since the inception of the incentive.  The film would be an immense boost to the Michigan film industry, further cementing Michigan’s place atop the world of film locations.

Raleigh Michigan Studios

Director Sam Raimi is known for such films as “Spiderman”, “The Quick and The Dead”, “Army of Darkness”, “The Evil Dead” and tv series “Xena – Warrior Princess”

Designed to jumpstart the nascent film industry in Michigan, the incentives have been an unparalleled success story in raising film crews in Michigan, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and many other towns that enjoy the local spend a movie budget creates in their areas.

Read the Free Press article

Contact Governor Rick Snyder and tell him Hands Off! the film incentives.  They Work.  We Work.

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Film Budget

Jan-25-2011

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.

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Raleigh Michigan Studios

Dec-15-2010

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.

 

Michigan Red Camera, 35MM / Director of Photography / 1st A.C. & Camera Vendor

Oct-05-2010

Stopped Motion based in Michigan is a premiere provider of Red Camera System ® technology for film, television and video production in Michigan and worldwide. Founder and veteran Director of Photography Henry Joy provides expert equipment, service and results for projects of any scale. With an impressive array of equipment of high quality, camera truck, reliability and an excellent support crew as well, Stopped Motion is a one stop shop for professional camera department provision. Likewise, Henry is just a Joy to work with.

Michigan Camera Vendor & Director of Photography

Stopped Motion.com Provides Red Camera & 35mm

Utilizing the Michigan film tax incentive provides 40-42% back on all services and labor provided by Stopped Motion camera as an in state crew member and vendor. Contact Henry for a quote, you’ll be glad you did! Michigan Film Production proudly recommends Henry Joy and Stopped Motion.com.

Raleigh Michigan Studios Breaks Ground Construction Commenced

Jul-27-2010

Michigan Film Production | Michigan Motion Pictures Studios

film and “teaching studio” complex in a former General Motors truck and bus manufacturing facility in Pontiac should be up and running early next year, said Linden Nelson, chairman and CEO of Michigan Motion Picture Studios LLC.  At 5 p.m. today, Gov. Jennifer Granholm and others will participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking at Centerpoint Parkway, but work already has begun on the site to convert the defunct plant into Raleigh Michigan Studios.      From The Detroit News

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ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7″ First Network Primetime TV Series for Michigan

Jun-17-2010

ABC television networks new series “Detroit 1-8-7″ starring Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) is a major victory for the Michigan Film Incentives bringing Detroit its first network primetime tv series.

Read the Detroit Free Press article

Michigan Motion Picture Studios $28 Million Bond Approved

May-27-2010

Movie studio is a go for Pontiac

Louis Aguilar/Detroit News

Michigan Motion Picture Studios L.L.C. film studio got final approval for $28 million in bond financing, the last hurdle to build a major film complex at General Motors Co. Centerpoint BusinessCampus in Pontiac.

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The board of the Oakland County Economic Development Corp. gave final approval this morning of the bond.

“It’s a green light, it’s a go,” said Mary Langhauser, Oakland Co. supervisor for financial services, who attended the meeting.
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Film Budgets : Cannes film budgets key for investors – financiers – incentives

Apr-30-2010

Cannes Film Festival and Film Budgets

Cannes Film Festival approaches and the current update is that more than ever sales agents are asking for lower film budgets to match the expectations of the market. Europe remains wrestling with financial troubles and the film business is certainly affected. Expectations are for lower foreign sales and therefore your business plan and movie budget must be adjusted to reflect that reality.

Film Budget

The film budget is the core element of a sound business plan for film financiers, investors, banks, and foreign sales agents. Is yours ready for the Cannes film festival and market. Is it reliable and current?  These are key considerations when preparing your film and television project. Filmbudget.com is the international leader in worldwide film and television budgets and schedules. Quality movie budgets and schedules matter.

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A Line Producer creates the film budget based on years of experience in the field. Those engaged in film finance and movie investing demand quality, accurate budgets by a seasoned veteran – so should you. Get a quality movie budget from a veteran producer with 25 years experience.

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New York Film Tax Incentive $7 Billion Draw | 63,000 Jobs | Hollywood Reporter

Mar-20-2010

N.Y. film tax credit is economic driver
Lawmakers eye extending program through 2015
By Georg Szalai
March 16, 2010, 11:40 AM ET
Updated: March 16, 2010, 10:47 PM ET
NEW YORK — The Empire State’s $420 million production tax credits program, part of the state budget bill lawmakers are considering, has received a shot in the arm.

New York comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a report Tuesday that credits previous incentive programs with driving $7 billion into the state’s economy from their 2004 launch through 2008. He also credits the program with contributing to the employment of as many as 63,000 people in 2008, double-digit-percentage job creation since the start of the incentives, as much as $5 billion in wages in 2008 and boosting state and local tax coffers Read the rest of this entry »

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