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Michigan Music Production – Music can benefit from the Michigan film tax incentive

Mar-14-2010

DETROIT (AP) — A little-known state tax break for music producers could help put Motown back on the music map, but theDetroit Free Press says so far no one has taken advantage of it.

The state is offering tax credits of up to 42 percent for the production of music CDs and music videos. The break was designed to attract big-name artists to record in Michigan, which already is home to Eminem, Kid Rock and Bob Segar.

The tax credit has been available since April 2008, but no one has taken advantage of it apparently because it is so little-known.

Industry insiders like Brian Pastoria of Harmonie Park Studios say the incentive has potential to help grow the state’s music business.

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Alice in Wonderland – Biggest Opening – Academy Awards – FilmBudget.com

Mar-07-2010

Alice in Wonderland captured $210 Million worldwide and $116,000,000 U.S. domestic box office over the weekend to become the highest grossing non-sequel film of all time.
The Walt Disney Pictures 3D blockbuster, Johnny Depp starrer directed by Tim Burton champions the global box office on Oscar Night for the Academy Awards.

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Metro Detroit company With A Twist created vfx shots for “Alice in Wonderland”.

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) – The release of the Disney classic, ‘Alice In Wonderland’, has been heavily anticipated for months by movie goers around the country.

Many people are excited about seeing the special 3-D technology that will be featured in the newly revised fairy tale.  Some of those mind-blowing shots were created by a metro Detroit company.

Rochester Hills based With A Twist has strong ties to the development of the 3-D effects that will be seen in this motion picture.  The company was called on to create more than 200 shots in the movie.

Currently employing around 40 people, executives say they expect the company to grow rapidly because of the business they currently have lined up.

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Mar-05-2010


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Michigan Film : CBS News Reports the Success of Michigan Film Industry

Feb-25-2010

CBS News report extols the bold creation of the Michigan film industry, a bright light in an otherwise gloomy economic outlook – bringing hope, jobs and and the new economy of filmmaking.


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Feb-25-2010

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Michigan Film Industry Attracts Federal Funds to Detroit

Feb-23-2010

DETROIT (WXYZ) – A federal grant will help Detroiters train for work in the state’s growing film industry.

Governor Jennifer Granholm, Mayor Dave Bing and Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano announced Monday the $438,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will go to the Detroit Workforce Development Department, which is a Michigan Works! agency. The DWDD film technician training program will provide hands-on education in the film production and employment opportunities in the industry.

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Film Prop House to Hire Hundreds for Jobs in Michigan Movie Industry

Feb-06-2010

Mort Meisner, partner Jack Grusko’s Scenic Prop will expand to provide props for films in the growing Michigan film business. Frasier firm to source for films outside Michigan as well. Read the Full Story

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!

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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