A group of Michigan movie industry supporters has hired influential lobbyist John Truscott to help save the state's film tax credits from Gov. Rick Snyder's budget-cutting ax.
Arts & Culture
Gov. Rick Snyder's budget proposal on Michigan film incentives is sending immediate aftershocks.
Fewer movies would be shot in Michigan and the growth of the state's film industry would slow dramatically under a plan by Gov. Rick Snyder to overhaul tax breaks for filmmakers.
Conservative state Sen. Rick Jones does not share the view of many in his caucus that film tax credits should be eliminated entirely as soon as possible.
Toy soldiers, sleds, model cars and games of all kinds are the focus of the “Batteries Not Included” toy exhibit. The exhibit will be at Michigan Historical Museum until March 2011.
This weekend, the Green Hornet “flies” on to the silver screen. Seth Rogen will portray the latest incarnation of this beloved hero.
While the character may have a new coat of paint, his roots run fairly deep. They go back to 1936 – and a radio station in Detroit, Michigan.
Sen. Nancy Cassis’ legislation to increase transparency and reporting requirements within the state’s film credits was finalized Thursday by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk.
The Michigan House this afternoon passed a bill that will allow the Detroit Institute of Arts to seek the property tax millage the Detroit Zoo also plans to seek from local voters.
Michigan taxpayers foot the bill for the most generous movie subsidies in the U.S. Since 2008, the state has allotted $282 million to lure the filming of Hilary Swank’s “Conviction,” Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino,” George Clooney’s “Up In The Air” and more than 120 other productions.
The emerging video game industry in Michigan reached a key milestone this week with the state approving its first tax credit for the development of a video game.