Sunday, January 25, 2009

Farms on film: State farms in demand

By BRAD RITTER • Lansing Community Newspapers • January 25, 2009

Is it plausible to think that Michigan could be a destination site for film and television producers looking for that "Field of Dreams" on a Michigan farm?

That's the aim of the Michigan Film Office, which is trying to reach state farmers and agribusiness organizations to develop a pool for agricultural locations to be used in feature films, documentaries, television shows and commercials, print ads and catalog photographs.

"We're trying to work with a variety of state agencies," said Mike Grabemeyer of the Michigan Film Office. "Specifically, we're looking for locations — we get quite a few requests for sets.

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