David Eggert • Associated Press • October 13, 2008 • From Lansing State Journal
Six months after Michigan began handing out the nation's most generous moviemaking incentives, results are surpassing lofty expectations.
Studios that had planned to shoot elsewhere turned on a dime and flocked to the state, bringing stars such as Val Kilmer and Drew Barrymore with them. The number of scripts approved by the state film office is up 20-fold over last year. Hotels, caterers and other businesses are cashing in on new economic activity.