Written by on Apr 15, 2010. Posted in Incentive News

Michigan film incentives create surge in state-wide production

Michigan has seen an enormous spending surge in film production since its film incentive programmes were launched in 2008.

Spending in the state’s film industry soared from just USD2 million in 2007 to USD125 million in 2008 and nearly USD224 million through the course of 2009, according to figures from the Michigan Film Office. Films taking advantage of the incentives have included Gran Torino, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Up in the Air.

Productions spending at least USD50,000 in Michigan can be eligible for a tax credit of up to 42% depending where in the state they shoot.

As a result of the new scheme, the Film Office estimates that 4,000 crewing jobs have been created throughout the state.

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