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Michigan Film Office Weekly Report

Friends I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine today.  Hopefully its a sign that spring is about to swing into full force and warmer weather is almost here!

We had more good news to announce this week with the approval of the film The Citizen, being directed and produced by Michigans own Sam Kadi.  This brings us to $10,600,345 in incentives being awarded on $25,583,702 of approved production expenditures for the year to date.  The Film Office is continuing to work to review the project applications still in the queue, and the MEDC work group is meeting on a regular basis to keep the process moving forward.

I also want to thank the folks that came out last Friday to the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council meeting at the Phoenix Theatre in Livonia.  I hope we were able to address some of the questions that continue to surround the new review process, and I appreciate hearing the stories and suggestions from individuals who attended the meeting.  The next MFOAC meeting is tentatively set to be held at Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck the second weekend in June.  Our office will provide more details once the date and location have been confirmed.

As a final note, the Michigan Film Office will have booth space at the AFCI Locations Trade Show in Los Angeles June 3-5.  As those of us here in Michigan know, our state offers filmmakers some of the best locations in the country, and we want to continue to highlight that critical asset moving forward.  We will be sharing our booth space with our regional partners to ensure Michigan has a strong presence at the show.

 Have a great weekend!

Best,

Carrie Jones

Director, Michigan Film Office

Calendar 2011 Results

58 applications this year to date

7 productions approved for film incentive agreements this year to date

12 projects currently in pre-production

6 projects currently shooting

productions wrapped this year to date

 Feature Films Currently in Production in Michigan

When I Need to Smile

Detroit Hustles Harder Documentary

Chasing Jimmy Documentary

Littlest Angel (animation)

Digital Media Currently in Production in Michigan

Ben Hogan Wii

Ben Hogan Interactive Website 

Carrie Jones, Director, Michigan Film Office

Phone: 517-335-7197

Email: jonesc@michigan.org