Friday, April 11, 2008

Radio Address : Film Incentive Package

The week’s radio address looks at all the benefits Michigan will receive from the film industry incentives legislation.
This is Governor Jennifer Granholm.

This week, I signed into law the most aggressive film incentive program in the nation, part of an overall economic stimulus package I unveiled in my State of the State address less than three months ago.

Michigan is no stranger to movie-making. Remember “Somewhere in Time,” “Hoffa,” “Presumed Innocent,” “Road to Perdition,” “Super Sucker,” to name just a few of the movies filmed here. Our new film incentives will result in many more films being shot on location in Michigan, but just as importantly, we’ve set the stage now to grow an industry that will provide good-paying, long-term jobs for Michigan workers.

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