Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Film industry boosts training

Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News / September 23, 2008

DEARBORN -- One of Michigan's hottest industries -- the burgeoning film and television business -- is amping up efforts to train Michigan residents for careers in the wide range of production work needed behind the scenes.

Much of the training is aimed at jobless residents but will soon expand to college students and anyone else interested.

Among those currently getting the training is 19-year-old Michael Hinton, a Detroit resident who was hoping to become a truck driver. He is among the 47 people recruited through Michigan Works! -- the agency that deals with state's jobless -- to take a two-week basic film training class taught by a Hollywood veteran.


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