Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Film incentives expected to grow jobs in region, state

By Eric Gaertner | The Muskegon Chronicle | March 11, 2009

Michigan's film incentive package, widely considered the most aggressive in the country, is producing Oscar-worthy results.

Nearly a year old, the film production tax credit is generating excitement among the state's movie fans, economic activity in places where the films are shot and job opportunities at a time when unemployment is a dire concern. Despite the state's budget concerns and some calls for a cap from critics, the film tax incentive seems to be one of the bright spots for the state's immediate future, based on a recent study of its impact by Michigan State University.

"It's been really cool," said Ken Droz, manager of creative and communications at Michigan Film Office. "There's a lot of hope and enthusiasm."

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