They filmed “Scream 4” at my sister’s house and her neighbors in Ann Arbor. The crew would joke about the subsidies (they also filmed the “Red Dawn” remake) and said they were gonna take the money and run. These subsidies WILL NOT create a Michigan-based film industry.
LOL only Michael Moore has the audacity to take a million dollar subsidy to make a movie that bashes subsidies to business.
Subsidies are given to the film industry by star struck politicians. Bottom line is the taxpayer writes a check so the politician can get an autograph and get his picture taken with George Clooney. And that includes republicans.
The last thing Michigan needs is a film industry. It’s destroyed Los Angeles and would create an even worse disparity between rich and poor and would bring all the nation’s (and world’s) struggling ‘artists’ and aspiring entertainers here. It should stay in LA where it belongs.