Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hollywood and the Detroit Film Boom

By: Metromode Staff, 8/14/2008

What does Hollywood have to offer the Motor City? And how does this new found interest in filming in Michigan support our local film industry?

Model D's Speaker Series will take a look at the burgeoning film industry in Detroit at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the College for Creative Studies.

Sign up for the free event here. Seating is limited, so you must register to attend.

Speakers will be:

Erik Tungate, business development manager for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Erik works to leverage existing incentives and the city's assets to attract the film industry to Detroit;

Tony Wenson of the Michigan Film Office, which is working to lure movie makers to the Mitten state.

Networking and registration start at 5 p.m., and the hour-long program starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by more networking time.

The event will be in the Wendell W. Anderson, Jr. Auditorium in the Walter B. Ford II Building at the College for Creative Studies, 201 E. Kirby St. in Midtown.

Free parking is available in the CCS parking structure, which is accessible from Brush Street.

Need a primer on Michigan's incentive package? Learn how your community can take advantage of the Hollywood productions slated to visit the Mitten State, by reading Metromode's article: Going Hollywood: How To Make Your Community Film Friendly

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