BY JOHN GALLAGHER • DETROIT FREE PRESS • February 15, 2009
If Michigan wants to know what the movie industry can do for its image, look to New Mexico.
The southwestern state created film incentives in 2002 similar to what Michigan approved last year. And just as Michigan has hosted a surge in movie productions, New Mexico saw a huge boost in movies shot there in recent years, including 2008's Oscar winner "No Country for Old Men."
Jon Hendry, a union official representing movie industry workers in New Mexico, said his state's new identity as a film mecca has done wonders.