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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

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

Film Subsidy Supporters: Mich. Program a Failure

A 'race to the bottom'

… California featured several film incentive boosters who … opposition. Henchman pointed out that film incentive programs are … 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

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

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

Senator Called Film Subsidies 'a Waste,' Now Votes to Continue Them

… considered Michigan s film credits to be a waste … extend Michigan s film subsidy program beyond … spent on out-of-state film industry salaries. "He … Daley) has voted for the film credits about every … more

Michigan Senate Votes to Remove Sunset Provision Ending Hollywood Subsidies

Bill also removes cap on high-paid actors; now moves to the House

… extend the state's film subsidy program beyond … money used for the film subsidies could better … right now, rather than films, we get much more bang … House. The original film subsidy bill passed … more

Senate Votes to Continue Film Subsidies

Will House put Michigan residents above Hollywood actors?

… provision for the state s film incentive program, meaning … MIRS News about the film credit program. These states (with film incentive programs) … to the nature of the film industry, most of the … more

Five Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad Idea

Politicians help Big Hollywood soak taxpayers for few benefits, much harm

… of expenditures for film, television, music video, … debated Michigan's film subsidy program on … are: The Michigan film subsidy program does … nearby ). It's true that film production companies … more

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