Sunday, February 15, 2009

TV, film jobs leave California in a rush

By Troy Anderson | Los Angels Daily News | February 15, 2009

It started when Clint Eastwood went to Michigan to film "Gran Torino."

Since then, George Clooney, Cuba Gooding Jr., Hilary Swank and other movie stars have made the pilgrimage to make movies in The Wolverine State.

Now, the phones are ringing off the hook in the "Hollywood of the Midwest," where Los Angeles film and television crews are flocking to take advantage of filming incentives - something the state of California doesn't do.

"We're not the new Hollywood," said Mark Adler, director of the Michigan Production Alliance, a trade organization that supports film and video production.

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