Thursday, January 8, 2009

Film industry benefits Michigan: 2,000 jobs, $100M, and first-ever GR Oscar Night America Party

By Deborah Johnson Wood | Rapid Growth Media | January 8, 2009

Since Michigan lawmakers passed the film tax incentive bill last April, filmmakers have flocked to the state, spending some $100 million in production-related costs and creating nearly 2,000 film-related jobs.

The exact numbers aren’t compiled yet, but Anthony Wenson, COO for the Michigan Film Office, says a good chunk of the money and many of the jobs went to West Michigan. So far, another 50 films could be shot in Michigan this year.

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