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Michigan Film Tax Incentives – Best in the Nation

State of the Union & Harold & Kumar 3

Apr-12-2010

Richard Gere, Annette Benning’s “State of the Union” remake for Garry Marshall is looking at a Michigan shoot. Harold and Kumar 3 has set up office space in Michigan. Details forthcoming at http://facebook.com/michiganfilmproduction

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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Editors Note:

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.

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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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.)


Film credits help hotels, survey says

Nov-22-2009

Film credits help hotels, survey says
Bookings meant $5M in “08,’09
By Daniel Duggan

The hospitality industry is stressing the importance of film business to its bottom line as talks in Lansing weigh a cut in the state’s film tax credit.

Figures released to Crain’s indicate almost 50,000 hotel rooms booked in metro Detroit by the film industry in 2008 and 2009. It resulted in nearly $5 million in revenue and roughly another $5 million in food and beverage spending.

“I think the numbers we saw would have been even better without the negative conversations about film credits,” Baum said, referring to talks in the Legislature of cutting the tax incentive.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20091122/FREE/311229995/1069

“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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Michigan Film Production Facebook

Sep-17-2009

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Michigan Film Production on Facebook provides updated cast, crew, vendor and Michigan film news information daily. Join the group for the latest Michigan film industry stats.

New York Times features Michigan Film – Dream Factories Aim to Replace Auto Sites

Sep-08-2009

By DONNA PAUL
Published: September 8, 2009
DETROIT — In the midst of a recession that has been particularly brutal in Michigan, a number of construction projects are on the verge of getting under way in a most unlikely business: the film industry.
The recent surge of interest was set in motion in April 2008, when Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm signed a 14-bill package into law, which among other things provided a 40 percent tax credit or cash rebate for studios on their business tax returns in Michigan. An additional 2 percent rebate is available for films produced in 103 communities.

There is also a 25 percent infrastructure credit, which is applied against expenditures on construction of a studio and its contents, said Janet Lockwood, director of the Michigan film office.

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