BY CHRISTINA HALL • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • April 12, 2009
You don't find the filmmakers; the filmmakers find you.
So what locales catch their eye?
"It just depends on the story," said Mike Grabemeyer, head of locations for the Michigan Film Office, who has found himself looking for sunflower fields one week and town squares with courthouses the next. "I can't predict in two months what I'll be looking for."
The film office has more than 1,700 locations for producers from its research and from submissions from people and businesses. Grabemeyer always is looking for more, with an emphasis that pictures must be submitted on a disc.