FORTY EIGHT FILM and TV entertainment projects were hosted by Michigan in 2010, with several more filming into the New Year, reports Michigan Film Office director Carrie Jones in a year-end report to the Michigan film industry.
The 34 studio and independent features, three TV series and three documentaries are expected to add up to more than $400 million in state film expenditures for 2010.
Jones credits several factors behind Michigan’s continuing growth. “Our infrastructure really began taking hold, from our growing crew base and film-friendly vendors, to the ground-breaking of Raleigh Studios in July.
“These advances, along with the studios and post houses we already have ? are making Michigan competitive in the film industry beyond just having the most aggressive incentive program in the nation,” she states.
One big plum this year was landing ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7,” the first network TV show to shoot in Michigan. HBO’s “Hung” series also has been shooting in Detroit.