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Film Incentives Clearly Hurt

Studies show a lack of positive economic impact

… elimination of Michigan s film incentive at The Detroit … but the studies of film incentives are clear. … have argued that [film incentives] don t succeed … more

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

State Press Covers the End of Film Subsidies

Hohman comments on bill signed into law on July 10

… of subsidizing the film industry, Michigan's … agree that subsidizing film making is a waste of … more

Gov. Rick Snyder Signs Bill Ending Film Subsidies

State has granted over $450 million in corporate welfare for the movie industry since 2008

… eliminating Michigan s film industry subsidies. … 2008 , the state s film office has appropriated … Center has opposed the film subsidy program since … today there are fewer film jobs in the state … more

Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Redirecting Film Subsidies to Roads

66 Percent Surveyed Support Reprioritizing $50 Million Film Subsidy for Road Improvements

… $50 million annual film subsidy to fixing the … costly and ineffective film subsidy is not creating … Michigan s $50 million film subsidy should be continued … value expenditure (film subsidies) into a higher … 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

Michigan Film Incentives ‘All But Dead’

But if the MEDC wants them, it can keep them

… eliminate Michigan s film incentive program from … well as Michigan s film office. The bills need … the governor. Film subsidies are widely … selectively funding films, however. But while … 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