Reported by Dave LewAllen | WXYZ | February 4, 2009
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - The latest metro Detroit community to jump on the movie bandwagon by establishing a film office is -- the envelope, please -- Sterling Heights.
Filmmakers will be able to look up information about shooting in the city, such as policies and procedures, quickly and easily online. Any applications they need to fill out and any unique locales, such as the Clinton River and Upton House, will also be outlined on the site.
Officials started work on the project about six months ago and borrowed ideas from other cities in the region and state.
A Michigan Film Industry Networking Event February 19 will kick off the establishment of www.sterlingheightsfilm.net.
The announcement follows Pontiac's news that it landed a $54-million film studio and Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan last week saying she would like the film industry to bring jobs and money to her city, which borders Sterling Heights.