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Tue November 17, 2009
82 projects filmed in Michigan since April 2008
LANSING, MI –
The Michigan Film Office says 82 projects have been filmed in the state since April 2008, when it introduced tax incentives that are among the nation's most generous.
Spokesman Ken Droz from the film office said Tuesday that 47 of those projects are from 2009. The TV pilots, documentaries, reality projects and feature films and represent a total expenditure of $216 million so far this year.
That amount includes all the money spent in the state on the productions such as crew, talent, extras, production offices, meals and the like.
The state hosted 35 projects and total expenditures of $125 million last year.
Michigan has become a magnet for filmed entertainment since creating a refundable tax credit of up to 42 percent on production expenses.