LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Legislation intended to increase the number of movies made in Michigan by providing tax credits is on its way to the Senate.
The House voted unanimously today to give tax credits to production companies that spend more than $250,000 filming movies, television programs and commercials in Michigan. The package of bills also would allow filmmakers to use state lands for free, except for hospitals and prisons.
Janet Lockwood is the head of the Michigan Film Commission. She projects that the incentives will increase the state's share of the global movie business from five (M) million to 20 (M) million dollars in the first year.