Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ex-Chrysler exec's film firm growing; team has ties to historic event

By Nathan Bomey | Ann Arbor Business Review | January 08, 2009

A 10-year-old Lodi Township-based film production studio is in the midst of a patriotic documentary film series that has drawn clients as wide ranging as IBM and the Pentagon.
The firm, 45 North Communications Inc., is led by CEO John B. Damoose, who served as Chrysler's vice president for marketing under revered turnaround executive Lee Iacocca. Damoose's company is well positioned to capitalize on aggressive film production tax incentives approved by the state government less than a year ago.

Damoose and his son, John "Ance" Damoose, have traveled the world in recent years shooting documentary films for a series they've dubbed "The American Patriot Series."

"That's really the niche we've fallen into," John B. Damoose said.

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