Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tax breaks lure Hollywood to Michigan, but Grand Rapids yet to land big movie star

By John Serba | The Grand Rapids Press | February 22, 2009

GRAND RAPIDS -- Clint Eastwood. George Clooney. Hilary Swank -- all Oscar winners who have shot or will shoot films in the Detroit area.

But what about Grand Rapids? When it comes to Michigan's budding movie business, the state seems sharply divided: Detroit -- where the majority of film projects have landed -- and everywhere else.

Add the recent announcement of three studios to be built in Detroit, Plymouth and Pontiac, and West Michiganders may be wondering, why not us?

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