Monday, February 2, 2009

Hollywood in Michigan

By ANGELA G. KING | The Oakland Press | February 2, 2009

He has grossed some $2.5 billion bringing one of his favorite boyhood comic book heroes to life on big screens the world over.

Now Sam Raimi, director of the blockbuster “Spider-Man” movies, is on his way to Michigan to once again shoot motion pictures in his home state.

Born and raised in Oakland County, he plans to begin production in the summer locally on a small-budget otherworldly thriller dubbed, for the time being, “Room 205.” And he’s just the latest big Hollywood name attracted to Michigan since the state rolled out the nation’s most generous financial incentives last year to get more movies, TV shows and commercials made here. Others include:

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