BY KURT ANTHONY KRUG - Kalamazoo Gazette - Sunday, July 20, 2008
Janet Lockwood and Robert J. Fox agree that the recently passed legislation giving filmmakers a 40 percent tax incentive to make movies in Michigan will have long-term benefits for the state.
``More important than the movie stars -- yes, they're glamorous and sexy -- is the economic impact the film has on the community and, in this case, the state because films are shooting all over. It has a multiplier effect, which can be amazing for a community: They hire local crew, they eat at local restaurants ...'' said Lockwood, director of the Michigan Film Office. ``This'll be good for everyone. It's a kick.