Thursday, October 9, 2008

Summary Box: Michigan gets boost from moviemaking | October 9, 2008

(AP) — MOVIE MECCA: Since Michigan approved hefty tax incentives for moviemakers, it has seen a 20-fold increase in films approved for production in the state.

TRICKLE DOWN: Hotels, rental companies and others report boosts in business because film crews spend weeks or months on set.

CRITICS: Some groups representing Michigan businesses don't like it that out-of-state movie companies will get generous checks from the state for coming to Michigan.

STALLED: Senate Republicans' attempt to cap how much the state can give in tax breaks so far is hitting fierce opposition from Democrats and some Republicans, who say the law needs time to work.

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