Movie and film companies that hire Michigan workers and base more of their operations in the state would get better incentives under a new program approved by the state Legislature. The measure now advances to Gov. Rick Snyder.
Arts & Culture
Critics say Michigan could not afford to sustain its aggressive film tax incentive program, but champions say the state cannot afford to abandon the industry those incentives created.
Have you ever wondered what people will learn about you someday through the things you leave behind? Visit the Michigan Historical Museum Oct. 22 for an intriguing look at how archaeologists and anthropologists uncover artifacts to study the past.
If you had lived in Michigan in A.D. 1211, would you have been able to endure the winter? Visitors to the Michigan Historical Museum on Oct. 8 can explore the lives of the people who lived in Michigan long before Europeans visited the Great Lakes.
Visitors to the Michigan Historical Museum on Aug. 20 can meet two women who will introduce life on the Michigan homefront during World War II and the post-war consumer boom.
A new framework for state government subsidies for movie and TV production aimed at concentrating the benefits of the program in Michigan was set for introduction in the state Senate this morning by Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe.
More than four months after Gov. Rick Snyder announced plans to drastically scale back generous incentives for moviemaking, Michigan's once rapidly expanding film industry is shrinking. The number of productions approved for film tax credits is down 43% from 2010 levels.
With the end of tax credits that spawned a growing Michigan film industry, new state incentives -- beyond the $25 million in direct subsidies approved for 2012 -- are a long shot for the near future.
Summertime in Michigan wouldn't be the same without baseball. The crack of the bat, the old English "D" and the sound of the ball smacking the glove are familiar to us today, but what was the game like in the 1860s? For starters, they didn't use gloves.
In a bid to keep Michigan's film industry thriving, two state senators have introduced a bill to preserve tax credits for movie making in the state.
Senate Bill No. 383 was introduced Thursday by Sens. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake Township, and Virgil Smith, D-Detroit.