2010 a banner year, with 48 films and TV shows

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.