Letter from
the Chair

MiFIA's 2023 Year in Review:
A Call to Action for Michigan

As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s with great excitement and determination that we reflect on the strides made by Michigan’s multimedia industry that we reflect on the strides made by Michigan’s multimedia industry this past year. The impact of film and multimedia production extends far beyond the silver screen, touching the lives of thousands by generating jobs, retaining and strengthening our talent force, boosting commerce and tourism, and significantly contributing to our state’s economic growth.

Today, over 40 states and 90 countries have recognized the value of a thriving film and multimedia industry, investing billions of dollars to propel their economies forward. Meanwhile, Michigan is left behind as one of few states without a program that supports our industry.

The Michigan Multimedia Jobs Act bills are working their way through House and Senate committees in Lansing, positioning us near the finish line of a hard-fought battle to usher in a new era of economic and talent opportunities for our state.

Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure that our legislators understand the benefits of a pro-jobs, pro-economy multimedia program.


The success of MiFIA relies on the collective efforts of our dedicated community. Financial support is crucial to sustaining and advancing our mission. MiFIA’s continued existence is imperative for future generations, and your contribution, no matter the size, will play a vital role in shaping the landscape of Michigan’s film and commercial industry.

As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, we invite you to join us in this critical movement. Reach out to House and Senate committee members, demonstrate public support, and help educate our legislators on the positive impact the Multimedia Jobs Act can have on our state’s talent base and labor force.

Let’s seize the rare opportunity presented by the 2023-24 state Legislature to propel Michigan’s film industry to new heights. By becoming a MiFIA member and making a donation, you contribute to our collective effort to prepare for our significant and victorious push in 2024.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to the Michigan Film Industry Association. Together, we can make 2024 a landmark year for Michigan’s multimedia industry

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

David Haddad, MIFIA Chair

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Three MiFIA EventsEvents
and Outreach

MiFIA Hosted a number of events to rally support for a multimedia program for our beautiful state.

2/24 Studio Center Mixer • Farmington Hills • Do it in Detroit, MiFIA Meet/Greet

4/3 Spring MixerFerndale • at The Loving Touch

5/10 MixerGrand Rapids • Black Pigeon Studios

6/19 Mixer Traverse City • Right Brain Brewery

8/8 Mixer Detroit • Cadieux Stage

10/21 Fresh Coast Film Festival Marquette

10/26 Teamsters/IATSE Mixer Detroit • Nemos Bar and Grill

12/13 Special Meeting at Lawrence Tech Southfield • MJA Sponsor Rep. Hoskins

Many MiFIA Events

MiFIA and Legislators

Together We Contacted


House Members



Looking to 2024

MiFIA will remain hyperfocused on legislators serving on the House Economic Development & Small Business
Committee and Senate Economic & Community Development
Committee where the Multimedia Jobs Act legislation awaits action.

has met in 2023

  • Treasury
  • Governor’s Office
  • Legislature
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau or tourism bureau
  • Michigan Chambers
  • Michigan State University
  • Lawrence Tech University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Michigan Tech University
  • Alma College
  • Calvin College
  • Eastern Michgan University
  • Western Michigan University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Wayne State University
  • Oakland University
Who Introduced the Bills?

f6/19 Mixer Traverse City • Right Brain Brewery

What happens next?


2023 Sponsorsspecial
thank you

to our sponsors

MiFIA’s ability to exist as a viable industry association solely depends on the generosity of our sponsors, donors and members.
A special 
shoutout to the following groups and individuals:


AICP Midwest
Braincell Camera
Cadiux Stage
Will and Wendy Eichler
Edge Partnerships
Fantasee Lighting
Film Lens
Sean Harrington
History Fix
IATSE Local 38
IATSE Local 26
Cinematographers Guild Local 600
Lowing Light & Grip
Alexander Page
Hertz Schram
Haddad's Inc.
Production Management One
Larry August
James Brown
John Ryan, CPA
M-1 Studios
Stratton Camera
Studio Center
Teamsters 299
Teamsters 337
Teamsters 406
Teamsters 243
Woodward Original

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