Growth in the Hollywood of Michigan

Fueled by a generous tax incentive, Michigan has seen its film industry grow in recent years. Much of that growth is centered in Metropolitan Detroit, and is expected to continue its upward trend.
September 11, 2010, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments

Since approving some of the country's most generous tax breaks for the film industry in 2008, the state has become a new home for Hollywood.

"Though the region continues to hold Hollywood's attention, its cold winters and lack of large-scale indoor studio space generally makes it a three-season industry. 'Nothing is complete yet in terms of large scale infrastructure and that's one of the frustrations,' Droz says.

But there is some movement that could result in keeping large-scale films in Detroit during the winter. Michigan Motion Picture Studios recently committed $60 million to build a film complex at the General Motors Co. Centerpoint Business Campus in Pontiac, an investment that will allow for multiple indoor stages."

Full Story:
Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in Next American City
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email