Michigan’s S3EG to exclusively distribute Canada’s William F. White film equipment statewide

Michigan’s film infrastructure is receiving a significant boost from S3 Entertainment Group, a full-service film production services company based in Troy, Michigan.

S3EG has partnered with Toronto-headquartered William F. White Intl. (WFW), one of North America’s largest production equipment providers, to serve as WFW’s exclusive distribution partner in Michigan.

“This exclusive arrangement will allow both companies to provide top-quality production equipment services to motion picture and television producers in the United States,” said Paul Bronfman, chairman-CEO of Comweb/William F. White Intl.

“Our experience in Michigan and the production services arena make this partnership a natural fit and a tremendous benefit to filmmakers, said Jeff Stern, S3EG’s managing partner.”

Formed in 2005, S3EG, which also has offices in New York and California, will manage, store, lease, distribute and sell White’s equipment to production teams taking advantage of the state’s filmmakers incentives.

S3EG’s team is working on the Clint Eastwood feature “Gran Torino,” currently in pre-production at Michigan locales, and is collaborating with other studios and TV producers for future projects in the state.

In addition to production services, S3EG also provides tax incentive information and processing, travel, bonding and insurance, catering and craft services and film financing.

WFW, a Comweb Group member company, has eight offices across Canada and is one of the largest providers of motion picture, TV and theatrical production equipment.

WFW also owns CinequipWhite, a full-service sales company for Canada’s broadcast, video, film, entertainment and theatrical production industry.