Monday, November 10, 2008

Howell Chamber Hosts Informational Forum On Film Industry

11/10/08 - As the film industry begins to ramp up production in Michigan, the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce will host an informational program Tuesday morning to make sure Livingston County residents are informed and prepared. Among the visiting speakers will be Mike Grabemeyer, Assistant Director of the Michigan Film Office, who will explain how Michigan is attracting filmmakers to the state. Also speaking is Ryan Lewis, Executive Producer of the movie “High School” that is set to begin filing at Howell's Parker High School campus this week. He's expected to give details about the movie and explain how it will affect the local economy. The Livingston County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Barbara Barden will be the emcee of the presentation and tells WHMI that Livingston County needs to roll out the red carpet for the film industry as it has the potential to bring in an economic infusion at a time when it is needed the most. The program will take place Tuesday at 7:30am at Crystal Gardens in Howell. The cost will be $30 for the public. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, call the chamber at 517-546-3920 or e-mail

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