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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Film Industry Gains Financial Benefits in Michigan

April 2008 legislation helped to bring the motion picture industry to Michigan. It has had a positive impact on the local economy, creating jobs and bringing the best and brightest back to Michigan.

Fast Facts

Must spend at least $50,000 in Michigan to be eligible.

40% refundable tax credit, across the board on Michigan expenditures.

Claim an extra 2% if filming in one of the 103 Core Communities in Michigan (click the link to download and print a map of the core communities).

Labor and Crew: 40%-42% Resident Below the Line. 40%-42% Above the Line regardless of domicile. 30% Non-resident Below the Line.

$2 million salary cap per employee per production. There is no other cap and no sunset.

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