Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Film Initiative makes Bay City a contender

By The Bay City Times | Wednesday January 21, 2009

Bay County officials aim to avoid echoing the lament of washed-up prize fighter Terry Malloy, played by Marlon Brando in the 1954 movie "On the Waterfront:"

"I coulda been a contender!"

Instead, people in and around Bay City are trying to take full advantage of Michigan's best-in-the-nation filmmaking incentive. In April, Michigan state government started refunding up to 42 percent of a film's Michigan production costs.

It works amazingly well.

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