Sunday, March 8, 2009

Job seekers aim to get ready for 'Action!'

By Bill Shea | Crain's Detroit | March 8, 2009

The glitz, glamour and greenbacks of the burgeoning Michigan movie industry are an attractive oasis in a state economy otherwise hemorrhaging jobs.

Whether that oasis is an actual career sanctuary or an exasperating mirage is dependent on the willingness, patience and dedication of prospective film industry job seekers, but also on factors beyond their control.

That's the view of longtime movie industry veterans as they witness film “boot camps” popping up seemingly every week and more and more Hollywood productions filming in Michigan to take advantage of the new tax incentives that rebate as much as 42 cents of every production dollar spent here.

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