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West Michigan Film Office - 01/18/2012 via @rickhert

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The 01/18/2012 West Michigan Film Office Newsletter.

Michigan State Film Incentives - 2012 / 2017

Here are the basics.

To be eligible, projects must have expenditures of $100,000 or more of instate expenditures.

What Qualifies and for how much?

27% of direct production in-state expenditures

Michigan Personnel Expenditures:
32% through January 1, 2015
27% after January 1, 2015

Crew Personnel Expenditures(non-resident below the line)
25% through January 1, 2013   (2012)
20% through January 1, 2014   (2013)
15% through January 1, 2015   (2014)
10% after January 1, 2015         (2015 and beyond)

Qualified Personnel Expenditures(non-resident above the line)
27% through January 1, 2015
12% after January 1, 2015

3% extra for expenditures at a qualified facility or postproduction facility

Fine print or the rest of the story...

.          Payments for MI producers shall not exceed 10% of expenditures, 5% for non-MI producers
·         Not less than 5% of the funding awarded shall be awarded for postproduction expenditures for qualified productions.
·         Application fee equal to .2% of the funding request (minimum $200, max $5,000).
·         The Film Office must process the application within 21 days after the application is complete as determined by the office.
·         Participants receiving production assistance funds will be required to include an acknowledgement provided by the Michigan Film Office that promotes the Pure Michigan tourism campaign or any successor campaign.
·         Funding may be reallocated at the end of each fiscal year from unclaimed certificates of completion.
·         For interactive games, eligible production company need not possess ownership or legal control of intellectual property rights.
·         A television show may submit an application for no more than two successive seasons, notwithstanding the fact that the successive seasons have not been ordered.  
·         The Michigan Film Office must disclose the identity and amount of all gifts, grants and other donations on its website.
·         The Film Office must submit a quarterly status report to the Legislature.
·         Commercials are not eligible.
·         These film incentives sunset September 30, 2017.

source: Michigan State Film Office

Michigan Film Office Advisory Council

Friday, January 20, 2012
10:00 a.m. to noon
Michigan Economic Development Corporation - Board Room
300 N. Washington Square, Lansing

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