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Michigan Film Tax Incentives – Best in the Nation

“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.)


“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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Movie Budgets – Film Financing – the first step forward

Sep-10-2009

Movie budgets are the pivotal document moving a project from idea to fruition. Obtaining an accurate and proven film budget from a reputable source is the key to propelling your movie from a dream goal to a realized production. Filmbudget.com is the global leader in worldwide feature film and television budgeting and scheduling. With offices in Los Angeles, Detroit, London and throughout the world FilmBudget.com provides a standard of excellence in budgeting and scheduling. Contact us at http://www.moviebudgets.com

Michigan Film Industry featured in Variety

Aug-28-2009

Variety featured Michigan in a section today called “Scout and About: Michigan” demonstrating our states preeminent position in film production today thanks to the Michigan film tax incentives:
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Lockwood locks up productions – Michigan film commissioner touts incentive program
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Michigan moves from cars to stars – Incentives turning state into Midwestern Hollywood
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Productions Made in Michigan – a selection of some major features shot in the state recently
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Michigan touts aggressive incentives – Michigan braces for a blizzard of film production
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Raleigh Michigan Studios – Wonderstruck – Unity Studios Allen Park

Aug-13-2009

Raleigh Michigan Studios – the Pontiac studio financed by  A. Alfred Taubman, Linden Nelson,  John Rakolta Jr. and William Morris Endeavor – Ari Emanuel has arranged the $75.8 Million required to break ground in 30 days on ten soundstages to be ready for summer 2010 according to Steve Lemberg, CFO of RMS.   Meanwhile Jimmy Lifton’s Unity Studios in Allen Park while delayed from its June groundbreaking continues toward the October opening of The Lifton Institute and the initiation of the bond issue needed to fund the land purchase.  Wonderstruck Studios, which was formerly announced to take shape at the temporary MGM Grand facility may be considering another location.

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Raleigh Michigan Studios

Raleigh Michigan Studios

Full Article from the Detroit Free Press Katherine Yung:
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Michigan Film Production Salutes Governor Jennifer Granholm

Jul-19-2009

Governor Granholm is a visionary, bold and decisive leader and we support the efforts of the Governor to enhance Michigan’s profile with the support of the Michigan Film Incentive.   This new era of  our filmmaking industry in Michigan could not have happened were it not for the astute talent of the Governor.   As a filmmaker for 25 years, I salute you for your resolute dedication.   Cleary Clooney, DeNiro, Hillary Swank, Drew Barrymore, Edward Norton, etc. agree.   – Michigan Film Production Founder Jack Binder, Producer “Reign Over Me” (Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Liv Tyler) , “The Upside of Anger” (Kevin Costner, Joan Allen)

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Raleigh Michigan Studios

Jun-04-2009

[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:

Ari Emanuel : Entrepreneurial Diversification Session with panel from Alan Languirand on Vimeo.

Michigan Film Incentive is a Hit!

Mar-27-2009

A Michigan State University study declares the Michigan Film Incentive is a Major Hit! With 32 films completed in 2008 alone the program is well on its way to achieving its goal of stimulating the Michigan film and television production industry. Michigan Film Production, Inc. (MFP) has lead the charge in helping craft this legislation via high level communications with the relevant parties including the Governor. Michigan Film Incentives are fully supported by the State Legislature and by Governor Granholm. Film Michigan for the 40-42% film incentive rebate.

Michigan Film Production.com – Current Facts:
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