Friday, December 26, 2008
Year in review: Features
Susan Whitall / The Detroit News
Michigan offers up to 42 percent in rebates on film money spent here, one of the most generous film tax incentives in the nation. While some grumbled that other industries should also get a tax break, clearly it kick-started a Michigan film industry into being. There are many Michigan companies and workers benefiting, including actors and extras, catering services, hotels, restaurants and even dry cleaning services.
Some of the made-in-Michigan film and TV projects already in the pipeline are "Prayers for Bobby" (Sigourney Weaver), "Whip It" (Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page), "Youth in Revolt" (Michael Cera and Ray Liotta), "The Job" (Ron Perlman), "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" (Cuba Gooding Jr.), "The Prince of Motor City" (Aidan Quinn) and "Miss January" (Kim Cattrall).