By Eden Cooney | October 24, 2008 | Sealander (Seaholm High School)
Lights. Camera. Action. Over the summer several teenagers were extras in movies filmed in the local area. Michigan is becoming a big hot spot for movie locations, not only because of the beautiful landscapes the state provides but also because of Governor Jennifer Granholm’s recently passed movie tax rebate.
The Michigan movie rebate law basically states that up to 42 percent of the money spent on making the film will be given back to the directors, producers, actors, actresses, etc. However, some say that Governor Granholm was being too generous with the movie tax rebate. After all, with big movie budgets, Michigan can end up losing a large amount of money.