Michigan film incentives


(MPRN-Lansing) Legislation to end Michigan’s film incentive program could face a major obstacle in the state Senate. House Bill 4122 is moving quickly through the state House. But Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) says he is not eager to take it up. 

Michigan Film Credits Closer to Elimination

Mar 4, 2015
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Michigan’s film credits are a step closer to being eliminated by the state Legislature. A House panel approved a bill Wednesday that would end the program on October 1st. The vote was largely party-line, with almost all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats voting against. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a new fight underway at the state Capitol over Michigan’s tax credit for film, TV, and digital video projects. And some advocates for the subsidy say the debate itself is harming efforts to create a thriving Michigan movie and video entertainment business. 

The extension is an amendment to Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville’s original bill that would have continued film incentives perpetually.

Law which provides incentives set to lapse in three years