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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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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.

Read the article on WXYZ Action News 7 and APPLY ONLINE

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!

Michigan Film Studio Announces First Feature Film

Feb-03-2010

Unity Studios near Detroit, Michigan announced its first feature film in association with The Henry Ford for a Civil War era drama.  Announcement comes simultaneously with first graduating class from the Lifton Institute making Michigan movies.

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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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Read the Detroit Free Press Article

MovieMaker Magazine Detroit in Top Ten Film Cities

Jan-21-2010

MovieMaker Magazine

Detroit was named in the top ten cities to film in according to MovieMaker Magazine’s list of the best film locations.  Go Detroit!

Thanks to the Michigan Film Incentives!    Read the full article

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“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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