Thursday, October 9, 2008

Novi sees firsthand the workings of Michigan Film Incentive

By Kelly Murad • Observer & Eccentric• October 9, 2008

Last week, almost exactly six months after the Michigan film production credit went into effect, the city of Novi served as the stomping grounds of the upcoming feature film Demoted, starring Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings) and David Cross (Arrested Development).

"They're filming on the civic center campus, using the ball fields," Novi City Manager Clay Pearson said last Wednesday, of the city-owned Ella Mae Power Park property. "They're using local rental companies and hotels. It's a positive economic impact."

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