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Cost to Replace Lost Jobs with Michigan Film Subsidies: $39.4 Billion

… estimates that Michigan film production tax breaks and subsidies … "The nature of the credit and the resulting activity … During that year the film incentives' net cost … more

Cap the Film Incentives and Kill the Film Industry in Michigan? Not Yet

Film Industry Supporters Crying Wolf Over Governor's Plans for Film Subsidies

… Free Press column , film industry proponent and … $10 million in film credits. According … away. No successful tax-incentive state has … refundable, unlimited film incentives, you might … more

Five Reasons Government Subsidies For Films Are A Bad Idea

Politicians help Big Hollywood soak taxpayers for few benefits, much harm

… of expenditures for film, television, music video, … nearly half of the film credits left Michigan and had … should not be spending taxpayer money on this private … debated Michigan's film subsidy program on … more

Michigan's Film Incentive Program Has Been A Bust

Taxpayers have spent nearly $450 million with little to show for it

… changed its open-ended film incentive program to … devoted $444.7 million to film productions from both the tax credits and appropriations, … more

The Scene and the Unseen: Act IV

The Michigan Film Incentive: EMS and Child Day Care vs. Movies, by Kathy Hoekstra

… companies that made films in Michigan last year … courtesy super or CG crediting the Mackinac Center … nearly $48 million in tax credits from the state. … That s under a new film incentive program intended … more

Little House on the Subsidized Prairie

Melissa Gilbert says she won't start theater company unless Schauer wins

… subsidies it delivers to film producers from the current … refundable tax credit worth up to $20 million … then bolt once the taxpayer-funded handouts … creating a sustained state film industry has been challenged … more

Road Funding or Film Subsidies?

… subsidies for out-of-state filmmakers, some Michigan … film subsidy and tax credit programs have been almost … dollar spent costing taxpayers $125 million and … on funding for the film incentive program. The … more

State Subsidies for Hollywood Dying in Iowa and Drawing Fire In Missouri and Michigan

… second thoughts about film tax incentives. Iowa is … Rick Snyder has said that film credits aren t sustainable … more

Film Noir

… through the Michigan film incentive program.") A … courtesy super or CG crediting the Mackinac Center … for a 25 percent tax credit from the state … a 146-million dollar film studio and school in … more