Tax incentives for the film industry may wind up on the cutting room floor yet this spring, after the House Tax Policy Committee began hearings this week on a bill to end the program on Oct. 1.
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Gov. Rick Snyder proposed Wednesday to cut $12 million in film and television incentives to address a current-year budget shortfall but wants to restore funding to $50 million for the 2016 fiscal year.
Since 1989, more than 2 million visitors — including many students on field trips — have perused the exhibits at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing.
A Republican state Representative wants to bring the curtains down on incentives given to the film industry to produce movies in Michigan.
The Michigan film incentives have passed another hurdle to surviving for the long run — and to attracting more famous superheroes.
Incentives for the film industry would extend beyond a 2017 expiration date, but only until the end of 2021, according to a bill passed by the state House of Representatives Thursday with bipartisan support.. 73-37
The stage is set for more drama over Michigan's future role in the motion picture and digital media industry when lawmakers get back Tuesday from their Thanksgiving recess.
The Michigan Senate voted 32-4 to extend the state's film subsidy program beyond its 2017 sunset and eliminate a cap on what taxpayers will pay for out-of-state workers.
Ben Affleck did not make an appearance in the Senate chamber today, but legislators apparently didn't require Batman's encouragement to pass a bill that would boost the state's commitment to the film industry.
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