Monday, June 9, 2008

'Cut!' cry critics of film law: Payouts, exemptions stir drive for rewrite

Crain's Detroit Business - By Bill Shea (June 9, 2008)

Michigan's new film incentive law could get a Hollywood-style script rewrite.

Signed into law in April, the legislation reimburses filmmakers up to 42 percent of production expenses accrued in Michigan. That has some legislators alarmed because early predictions say the state will pay out at least $120 million by next year in approved reimbursements.

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