Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Movie studio in Pontiac a boon for Genesee County, officials say

By Carol Azizian | The Flint Journal | February 03, 2009

GENESEE COUNTY, Michigan -- Flint officials say the opening of a $54-million Hollywood film production and facility in Pontiac will translate into a boon for the area.

"It's the next best place to Genesee County," said Jerry Preston, president of the Flint Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We have a lot of craftsmen who work in the (film industry) in this area. They'll be able to keep more of those jobs in southeast Michigan."

A new company called Motown Motion Picture Studios will invest $70 million in a 600,000 square-foot development with nine sound stages. It will be at the site of a former General Motors Corp. truck plant and office complex, Gov. Jennifer Granholm was expected to announce today in her State of the State address.


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