Yesterday, Great Lakes Politics wrote:
The Michigan Senate is working overtime at the moment, accomplishing more than they have all year. This afternoon, they passed the Michigan Motion Picture Incentive Plan by a unanimous vote … Michigan is currently one of the only states in the union that offer Hollywood absolutely no incentives to shoot in the Great Lakes State. We have been losing almost $1 billion in investment as movies that are set in Michigan are filmed in Toronto or elsewhere. This, of course, is on top of the music videos and automotive commericials that were also shipped to production companies outside of Michigan.
Read more in Senate Passes Michigan Motion Picture Incentive Plan at GLP and also this article from WOOD TV.
Also, be sure to check out the term-end Lightworks Film Screening at the University of Michigan this Friday & Saturday nights (Dec 15 & 16, 2006) if you’re in the area!