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Dreamworks ‘Need For Speed’ to Film in Michigan

Feb-20-2013

Dreamworks SKG will bring ‘Need For Speed’ video game to life as a film to be shot in Michigan in 2013.

The movie will be directed by Scott Waugh (‘Men of Valor’) and will star:

Aaron Paul (‘Breaking Bad’)

Imogen Poots

Dakota Johnson

Michael Keaton

 

The film is reported to have earned approval for a Michigan film tax credit of $1,370,852 on an in-state spend of $4,993,623.

More details to come.  Check back for full details on the Michigan Film industry for 2013.

Michigan Film | Ernst & Young Financial Impact Report

Feb-21-2011

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The accountancy firm of Ernst & Young was first engaged by Visit Detroit and counterparts in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Traverse City to create a Michigan film tax incentives study.  The report has just been released and demonstrates in hard financial numbers what the proponents have been saying all along:  the Michigan film incentives work, create jobs and spur economic activity – in a large way.

Read the Ernst & Young Michigan Film Tax Incentive Financial Impact Report

Read the Summary by the Convention & Visitors Bureaus for metro Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Traverse City whom first commissioned the report.

Read the Detroit Free Press article analysis     Read the  Detroit News article.

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Happy New Year from Michigan Film Production

Dec-31-2010

Wishing all in Michigan and throughout the World a very Happy New Year and a 2011 with continued success for the Michigan film industry!  Congratulations to all the success stories and we shall continue to fight for many more to come!  With the numerous A list films and the pending opening of Raleigh Michigan Studios we continue to deliver quality for the motion picture industry here in Detroit and throughout Michigan!     Michigan Film Production | The Michigan Film Source | The First Name in Michigan Film

Raleigh Michigan Studios Breaks Ground Construction Commenced

Jul-27-2010

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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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Michigan Film a “Double” for Paris, Russia, Switzerland, Baltimore, Washington D.C. in Detroit

Jun-30-2010

Detroit, Michigan doubles for Paris, Russia, Switzerland, Baltimore and Washington D.C. in Richard Gere, Topher Grace movie “The Double”, currently shooting in Detroit through August

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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!

Unity Studios Groundbreaking Ceremony August 27, 2009

Aug-28-2009

$146M Unity Studios film complex breaks ground
Nathan Hurst / The Detroit News
Allen Park — Unity Studios, the film studio complex slated to bring soundstages, production facilities and a training institute to a former Visteon Corp. facility, broke ground Thursday, becoming the first of three such projects in Michigan to begin construction.

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090828/BIZ/908280348/1024/$146M-Unity-Studios-film-complex-breaks-ground

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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Unity Studios – City of Allen Park Announces Film & Television Studio

Apr-13-2009

City of Allen Park officials announced a major movie studio deal Tuesday that will create a $146-million, full-service movie, television and new media production studio. Project is named Unity Studios. Unity Studios on Facebook

The factory will be built on 104 acres in Allen Park and include 750,000 square feet of production, post-production and production support services facilities with eight sound stages.

CONTACT FOR JOBS, RESUME SUBMISSION, ETC. Visit: http://unitystudios.wordpress.com/

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