By Louis Aguilar / The Detroit News / January 3, 2009
State film officials say they are on the verge of sealing an $80 million development deal that would create three film and television production studios in southeast Michigan, boosting one of the state's few fast-growing industries.
Two of the potential locations for the permanent studios -- including one in Detroit -- haven't been used in years, while the third site would have to be built. One of the facilities would be a multi-studio complex that would occupy up to 130 acres, state officials confirmed. Another facility would be geared toward post-production work, such as audio and editing.
The Detroit facility, if the deal is finalized, could be in operation by the end of the year.