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Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Michigan once had the most lucrative film incentives in the nation in 2008 but were ended in 2015. Now, some state legislators are trying to bring a modified version back as Peter Klein, Secretary-Treasurer of Michigan Film Industry Association, talked about on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.”
Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Peter Klein, Secretary-Treasurer of Michigan Film Industry AssociationREAD MORE: Crews Discover 130-Year-Old Shipwreck In Lake Superior
Klein talked with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host, and discussed how MIFIA has been working with legislators who just introduced a two-tiered tax credit that provides incentives for Michigan-produced commercials as well as film, television and streaming productions.
State Sen. Adam Hollier, D-Detroit, State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, Reps. Kyra Bolden, D-Southfield, and Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann, are involved with the legislation. Senate Bills– SB 862-863 – is on its way to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee, while House Bills, HB 5724-5725, is heading to the House Commerce and Tourism Committee.
Production filming in Michigan (Courtesy of Provided by Brian Kelly)
Klein talked how the new initiative is a slimmed down version of what was launched in 2008. For more, see www.mifia.org.