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Clock is Ticking on Michigan's Film Subsidies

Unless the bill is vetoed, film incentives end soon

… would kill the state s film subsidy program, was … hard to argue that film subsidies have been … appropriated to the coffers of film studios, there were fewer film jobs in the state … more
Film Jobs in Michigan

Film Tax Credits Don’t Grow the Economy

… state s newly minted film tax credit program, … Corporation reported that film incentives created zero … actually has fewer film-related jobs than it … Michigan is not alone. Film tax credits, more commonly … more

So Long Film Subsidies

Other 'economic development' programs should be next

… no longer offer new film productions taxpayer … development considering that film incentives passed with … ineffective for the film industry and should … more

That's a Wrap! Film Subsidies Terminated

Bill ending program now a law

… phases out Michigan s film subsidy program. The … prohibits the state film office and the relevant … entering into any new film subsidy agreements or … to have a Michigan Film Office to assist moviemakers … more

Films or Potholes?

Cost of film subsidy program would repair over 5 million potholes

… million for the state's film subsidy program. Previously, … they should end the film program and use the … are pledging toward films for the upcoming fiscal … a lot of reasons , film subsidies are one of … more

Lone Democrat Votes Against Party Line on Film Subsidies

… House voted to repeal a film producer subsidy program … says: Since 2008 the film subsidy program has … direct cash subsidies to film producers, entirely … more

Cap the Film Incentives and Kill the Film Industry in Michigan? Not Yet

Film Industry Supporters Crying Wolf Over Governor's Plans for Film Subsidies

… Free Press column , film industry proponent and … refundable, unlimited film incentives, you might … effectively chases films away. No successful … wants to be the last film in, then find out the … more

Michigan Chamber CEO Blasts Film Subsidies as a 'Boondoggle'

Bill extends film subsidies indefinitely

… extend Michigan s film incentive subsidy program … Rich Studley blasted film subsidies during withering … taxpayer dollars spent on film subsidies would be better … roads. If the Michigan film subsidies were a movie … more

Will Michigan Taxpayers Be Giving KISS Millions For the Rock Band's Film?

Gene Simmons slaps down socialism but KISS film may accept film subsidies

… incentives the Michigan Film Office approved in 2011 for the KISS film "Cadillac High"? Simmons … to reapply for the film incentive and hasn t … spokeswoman for the Michigan Film Office. It is unclear … more

Michigan Has Fewer Film Jobs Than it Did Prior to Incentive Program

$500 million later, 100 fewer jobs

… Michigan has fewer film jobs than it did when … Michigan had 1,561 film jobs in 2013 (the latest … the state had 1,663 film jobs. See chart nearby. Michigan … per year subsidizing film productions. Previously, … more

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