Saturday, January 3, 2009

Plans in works to create Michigan film, TV production studios

Associated Press | January 3, 2009

DETROIT (AP) — State officials say they're close to sealing an $80 million development deal that would create three film and television production studios in southeast Michigan.

The Detroit News reports an official announcement could come in February. Anthony Wenson, chief operating officer of the Michigan Film Office, tells the newspaper such a project would be a "game-changer."

Wenson says the state could be the site for shooting for television series and large-scale sets.

1 comment:

Vicky said...

As someone who hails from Michigan but works in the movie industry in California, all I can say it's Grrrreat that Michigan is seriously courting the film industry. So much production has left to foreign countries. It's about time the powers start looking in our own back yard for filming facilities. My only concern is in this day and age of reuse, reduce and recycle shouldn't the leaders of this project be looking at the moldering buildings left over from the auto industry? Surely, something can be done to resurrect these resources from the ashes of the auto implosion. I would welcome the chance to return home and do what I do best; make costumes.