FilmUSA Contact: Jason Hariton
Michigan Film Office
300 North Washington Square, 3rd Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 800 477-3456
Fax: 517 241-0867
Carrie Jones, Director
Full Staff List
Incentives & Rebates
Film Office Incentives Website
What are the different "types" of incentives?
Point-of-Sale Tax Waivers: No
Hotel Tax Refund: No
Any rebate considerations for out-of-state crew and/or cast? No
Are 'Pass-Through' purchases and/or rentals allowed? No
Fees for Local Services?
Police and Fire: Yes
Filming Permits: Yes, depends on city or municipality
State Owned or Managed Property: Yes, depends on area. State Parks have no fee.
Local Crew Directory
Number of full local Union crews: 2
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 1
Equipment and Services
Local Vendor Guide
Are there In-state Equipment vendor options for...
Grip and Electric? Yes
Camera and Sound? Yes
Transportation Equipment? Yes
Prop and Set Dressing rental? Yes
Wardrobe Rental? Yes
Sound Stage facilities? Yes
Post Production facilities? Yes
Film / Sound Lab? No
List of Film Labs in the United States
Find local green vendors in this state
Closest out-of-state vendors and crew: New York or Illinois
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
First and foremost, Michigan is not financially incapable, and is currently paying out incentives from 2008! Please let that be clear. The crew base is increasing daily, with many transplants returning home, new arrivals from out-of-state, and a vigorous training initiative by institutions and filmmakers statewide, providing new talent highly qualified experience. It is a film friendly, location-diverse place to shoot a film or commercial. We have over 3000 miles of freshwater shoreline (most shoreline of any state after Alaska) , the incomparable 5-county, metro Detroit area , two peninsulas, and a film commission, crew and partners willing to walk or drive that extra mile for you every time. Locations wise, the state has already substituted for Maine, Boston, Southern California, Cleveland, San Francisco, Texas, Connecticut.
Right to Work Status
Is this a "Right-to-Work" state? No
What does "Right-to-Work" mean?
Wikipedia: State page
Child Labor Laws
State Labor Information for Minors
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Specific Climate and Weather Information for this state
Four distinct and gorgeous seasons. Temperate zone . Primary snow season is December thru February, but full clear weather can often span April through October.
Major Airports: TBD
Film Office Links: Gallery | Locations Library
Additional Sources: ReelScout
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