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Michigan Film Office Director Carrie Jones believes it’s an “incredibly exciting time for Michigan.” Jones took over the position earlier this summer and hopes to “carry on the trajectory” her predecessor, Janet Lockwood, set for Michigan’s film industry.
MFO Director Carrie Jones
In 2007, when the state had what Jones calls a “baby incentive,” three films shot in Michigan, spending $2 million. The current incentives passed in April 2008, and that year 35 film productions spent $135 million. Productions spent $223 million in 2009, and the film office estimates productions this year will spend more than $300 million, Jones said.
Thousands of jobs are being created by the Michigan Film Incentives with 4,000 crew and 4,000 acting jobs for ’09 alone.
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MI Film Production is looking for an animator with experience in 3D to create a piece for an indie feature film. Deadline mid winter next year. If you are an animator with some experience, please email your samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students with 3 or more years experience are welcome to inquire as well.
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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Hollywood stars studios, independent film companies, directors, producers and writers are flocking to the Great Lake State of Michigan to embrace the Michigan film tax incentive enacted with the vision of Governor Granholm. Millions of dollars are being spent here and a renewed sense of pride and work ethic is re-emerging due to large movie budgets investment in a burgeoning industry which is bringing hope, dollars, jobs and spending to our region.
[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:
Michigan film production training has taken off recently, educating residents in the on-set practices of hands-on movie making. Michigan film industry requires an increased crew capacity and the education sector is stepping up to help in the demand.
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.