Friday, November 28, 2008

Region awaits movie spotlight

By VANESSA MCCRAY | Traverse City Record Eagle | November 28, 2008

TRAVERSE CITY -- Movie-making mania has hit Michigan.

It's been all lights, cameras and action since April, when the state offered alluring refundable tax credits to entice filmmakers. The Michigan Film Office lists about two dozen recently wrapped or upcoming productions that star the state.

Those titles include the Clint Eastwood-directed "Gran Torino," filmed in and around Detroit; Drew Barrymore's name-dropping cast (Ellen Page, Jimmy Fallon, Marcia Gay Harden) of "Whip It!", a movie about a roller derby team filmed in Ann Arbor and environs; and "The Steam Experiment," a Val Kilmer flick shot in Grand Rapids.

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