Skip to comments.Michigan Town Woos Hollywood, but Ends Up With a Bit Part (Ganholm)
Posted on 12/08/2012 9:14:47 PM PST by Lorianne
PONTIAC, Mich. Even the great and powerful Oz could not save the film studio that was supposed to save this town.
The studio, a state-of-the-art facility fit for Hollywood blockbusters, had risen from the ruins of a General Motors complex here. It was the brainchild of a small group of investors with big plans: the studio would attract prestigious filmmakers, and the movie productions would create jobs and pump money into the local economy. A glamorous sheen would rub off on this down-on-its-luck town.
But in Pontiac, happy endings do not usually come Hollywood-style. The tale behind the studio, though, was cinematic in its own right, filled with colorful characters, calls from the White House and a starring role for Michigans taxpayers. Rounding out the cast was a big-budget Disney movie, Oz: The Great and Powerful.
It all started back in August 2007, when Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm met with Mike Binder, a Michigan-born actor and director who was lamenting the states lackluster program to award financial aid otherwise known as film credits to the movie industry. Ms. Granholm, an aspiring actress when she was in her early 20s, became determined to make Michigan competitive, she recalled.
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more wateful spending with OPM’s
Have no energy to argue with the NYT, Moleface, libtards, IRS, anyone else.
But will consolidate the notion that Granholm, a socialist governor of Michigan worked through huge incentives to make movies here.
Fine. But Moleface failed in that her Hollywood dreams missed the point. A targeted industry that would only help the progressive movement.
She gave tax breaks to the rich Hollywood only whilst flying off to foreign lands like Norway or something to get them to build stupid windmills because of global warming (union jobs) here.
Ignoring all the other industries here, like when Michigan had the manufacturing capacity to end WWII, and we did.
Michigan is about to become a right-to-work state in 72 hours or so.
Stuff it Granholm and your Hollywood grifters.
A union loving city built by cars and bars.
The strange hub of an incredibly culturally diverse, and exceptionally mentally deranged group of people.
They don’t have a reason for measuring success that endeavor and they won’t be willing to measure or be honest about how and why it failed.
That Right to work law was a case of too litle too late. Georgia’s “Hollywood” industry is doing OK and growing. Probably a good thing since the EPA, et al will probably destroy any claim to farming soon.
Boy...... Granholm sure looks like that crazy,drunk homeless lady who slipped by security and managed to get on the a stage at the DNC.
I see a bright future in film for Detroit. It is already prepared as a set for any post-apocalyptic movie being filmed. It could also be used as a set for towns that have been bombed and shelled.
Tax credits work against small, up and coming companies because the only kick in at $350,000---above the price of films lie ours. So Clooney sweeps in and gets $3-4 million for "Up inthe Air" but leaves no keast n infrastructure, while mop anise such as mine that DO operate here see none of the $$$ ---not that we mwant it. I'd prefer all the credits go away and let's get Nestor's who believe n the movies and the make good, profitable films.
Grandmole gives the scam studio 18 million out of the state workers pension fund, for her insane ‘blown-away’ dream.
12 jobs were created.
Had to listen to that stupid bioch’s promise for 8 years, then she skips town without blowing anybody I know.
I think your are exactly right.
Wow. I just suck writing on an IPad. Soooo many errors.
I thought you did awrite. :p
Worst thing about touch screens.
The worst thing would be letting a leftist borrow it to check his email and getting Cheeto scuff marks on it.
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