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Michigan Film Tax Incentives – Best in the Nation

A Michigan Film Industry Town Meeting

Feb-19-2011

As a devoted member of Michigan’s film industry, Mitch Albom and Kenneth Droz Consulting invite you to

A MICHIGAN FILM INDUSTRY TOWN MEETING

THOUSANDS SHOWED UP FOR THIS!!!

An organizational and informational event to most effectively communicate to Michigan’s legislators, governor and voting public why the film incentive program (among other issues), should be preserved.

WHEN: Thursday, February 24, 7:30pm
WHERE:

Rally to save the film/tv credits in michigan has NEW LOCATION:

Laurel Manor (Banquet Center) , 39000 Schoolcraft, Livonia. THURS 7:30.

Google Map:  http://tinyurl.com/townmeetingMap

Featured Speakers:
Mitch Albom, Free Press Columnist
Jeff Daniels, actor/filmmaker
Mike Binder, filmmaker and Michigan native
Vicki Barnett, Michigan State Representative
Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, and former State Rep.
Philippe Martinez, Maxsar Studios CEO
Emery King and Jim Burnstein, Chair and Vice-Chair, MFO Advisory Council
Chris Baum, Film Detroit/Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nathaniel McClure, CEO Scientifically Proven Entertainment
Mark Adler, Mich. Production Alliance
Selected working college graduates and undergraduates
Ken Droz, Consultant and former MFO Communications Mgr.
Provided will be various evidence and informational points, legislators’ names and contact info, and strategic methods on conveying the most effective message possible, for legislative officials and districts statewide.

Hosted by Mitch Albom, Kenneth Droz Consulting and Maxsar Digital Studios
Open to the press and general public.

All Facebook postings are welcome and encouraged.

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Raleigh Michigan Studios to host “Oz: The Great And Powerful”

Jan-26-2011

Walt Disney’s feature film “Oz: The Great And Powerful” to be directed by Michigan native Sam Raimi has been approved for the Michigan Film Tax Incentive.  The movie has a film budget of $105 Million and has been reported it will shoot on the stages at Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac, the Michigan film industry revitalized site of a GM Truck Plant.    Johnny Depp is in talks to star in what is being called the biggest film budget to be spent in Michigan since the inception of the incentive.  The film would be an immense boost to the Michigan film industry, further cementing Michigan’s place atop the world of film locations.

Raleigh Michigan Studios

Director Sam Raimi is known for such films as “Spiderman”, “The Quick and The Dead”, “Army of Darkness”, “The Evil Dead” and tv series “Xena – Warrior Princess”

Designed to jumpstart the nascent film industry in Michigan, the incentives have been an unparalleled success story in raising film crews in Michigan, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and many other towns that enjoy the local spend a movie budget creates in their areas.

Read the Free Press article

Contact Governor Rick Snyder and tell him Hands Off! the film incentives.  They Work.  We Work.

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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 | Soundstages

Dec-18-2010

Raleigh Michigan Studios press and invited guests tour signaled the arrival of the greatly anticipated results of the Michigan film incentive program infrastructure development efforts.   With the revealing of the massive soundstages under construction and interviews with the participants and community leaders Michigan and the world was able to see firsthand a critical element required for a sustainable and year round motion picture and television production industry in the state.

CEO Linden Nelson described the nine stages under construction at the site encompassing the 630,000 square foot location.   Additional buildings will house production spaces, commercial tenants, film production crews  and the company’s base of operations which will relocate from Birmingham.   Raleigh Michigan Studios stages will provide up to 30,000 square feet of studio space and can open doors to combine stages yielding up to 90,000 square feet of film production studio space with 45′ heights to the lighting grid and accompanying catwalks.  These are staggering sizes capable of handling the largest and most extensive filmmaking requirements any Hollywood movie production could require.

Taking shape at the former General Motors factory in Pontiac, Michigan Raleigh Michigan Studios is a glowing example of people power, renewal and creative drive encompassing the hard work ethic of the Michigan communities and film production crews.

2011 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the Michigan film production industry thanks to the Michigan film tax incentive program.

Raleigh Michigan Studios

Linden Nelson, CEO of Raleigh Michigan Studios in Pontiac, said the site will house nine sound stages for movie and TV productions.   (WILLIAM ARCHIE/Detroit Free Press)

Raleigh Michigan Studios

Dec-15-2010

Raleigh Michigan Studios complex in Pontiac Michigan to commence movie productions this spring in 630,000 square foot project.   The $80 million movie studio will anchor and launch the Michigan film industry as a homegrown and sustainable production center.   CEO Linden Nelson stated nine sound stages will be created for film and television production employing up to 3,600 film crew members and support staff.  Journalists and guests were given a tour of the former GM transformed site.  Read the Free Press article.

Worldwide states, countries and jurisdictions everywhere are increasing their film tax incentives, credits and rebate programs aimed at luring film production companies to their areas.  They all realize that film production has an economic activity multiplier effect and actively work to draw film producers and directors to make their movies in their towns, villages, cities, provinces and states.    Governments understand the financial boost to their tourism efforts, greatly needed inward economic expenditure and the increased local creative energy and opportunities delivered to those creating intellectual property – for America a major U.S. export commodity.  Support the Michigan Film Incentive Program.  Contact your representatives.

 

Raleigh Michigan Studios Declared a “Promise Spotlight” Success Story by Governor Granholm

Aug-26-2010

Governor Granholm today touted Pontiac, the studio and sound stages of Raleigh Michigan Studios as a “Promise Spotlight” success story during the 2010 Emerging Cities Summit in Lansing. CEO Linden Nelson has stated that an official grand opening will be held toward the end of the year with soundstages open for business in February or March 2011.

Read the official press release

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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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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: Kid Rock / Governor Granholm on Film Tax Incentive

Jul-23-2009

Kid Rock and Governor Jennifer Granholm describe their support for the 42% Michigan film tax incentive. Michigan Film Production applauds their efforts and emphatic backing of one of the great success stories coming out of Michigan.

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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)

Governor Granholm

Governor Granholm Photo: Associated Press

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