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.
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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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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[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:
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/
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.
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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.
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