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Incentives, taxes, productions and festivals
The man who created the hit Emmy-winning TV show “Breaking Bad” is setting his sights on Battle Creek. Read More
Gorilla Pictures is among those carving out a nice niche in the area.
It’s been a rocky transition for the West Michigan film industry following Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s changes to the state’s film incentive program that originated under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s administration, and West Michigan-based film and video production company Gorilla Pictures has been around for the entire ride. Read More
Film industry not yet a key ingredient in the state’s economy.
In the U.S. film industry, Michigan has had mainly a walk-on part — but state subsidies for the film industry became a Technicolor addition to the usual drama in the state Legislature after then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm got the Michigan Film and Digital Media Incentive passed in 2008. Read More
What some consider to be a cult classic from the mid 1980s and a Halloween double feature are in the lineup for the second round of Movies in the Park presented by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Read More
The second edition of the downtown Movies in the Park series is getting ready to roll. Read More
This morning, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts announced that it is merging with Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University — making the UICA a wholly owned subsidiary of the school. Read More