Monday, August 18, 2008

Film crews filling area hotel scene

By Chad Halcom - Crain's Detroit - Aug. 18, 2008

Michigan's four-month-old film-incentive law has generated at least 21,800 room-nights worth $2.4 million booked at local hotels — with most of the Tinseltown treasure landing in Detroit, Dearborn and Oakland County.

Another $850,000 may be collected through dining, room service and other expenses payable to the hotels, before the conventional filming season ends in early November.

It's a total $3.25 million economic windfall, according to 10 local hotels identified as receiving referrals from the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Michigan Film Office.

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