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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

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

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

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

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

October 24, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

Extend film subsidies, and more key votes from 2014

… Bill 1103 , Extend film producer subsidies: … state subsidies for film productions, and make … state tax revenue to film producers through in … 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

Box Office Bombs: Made in Michigan

Many films are getting more money from Michigan taxpayers than they are at the theaters

"The Genesis Code," a film shot in Michigan, received … during the two years of filming and its theatrical release. The film received a lot of media … attention because it was filmed in west Michigan. … more

Adam Neuman was not afraid to put his life on the line; he's certainly not afraid of union bullying. He fought for freedom overseas, and he simply wants to exercise it back home. But the Brighton Education Association and his school district are violating his rights.


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