Update from the Michigan Film Office
Friends – I wanted to reach out today and give you an update on Michigan’s film incentive budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder signed the FY 2014 budget bill ahead of schedule. The bill maintained funding levels for the Michigan Film and Digital Media Incentive with $50 million allocated to the program. This funding becomes available October 1, 2013.
With our budget locked in place for the next fiscal year, we are moving forward with our efforts to promote Michigan and attract film and digital media projects here to our state. As part of that effort, our office will be attending the http://locationstradeshow.com/ AFCI Locations Trade Show June 27-29 in Los Angeles. Michigan will again have a booth at the event, and be sure to look for our ad in the Beyond Cinema program guide. I will also be participating in a panel titled “http://incentivesoffice.com/2013/05/16/sizzling-summer-incentives-panel/ Best of the Best – What’s in Store for 2013” with my colleagues from Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and Massachusetts on Thursday, June 27 at 9:00 a.m. The event is part of the summer incentive panels held by the Entertainment Office at Ease and will take place at the Landmark Theatre in West LA.
Joining me in Los Angeles will be Selam Ghirmai who manages all of the incentive applications coming into the Film Office. We will be arriving in Los Angeles in advance of the trade show to meet with studios, producers and other industry leaders to give them an update on what is happening here in Michigan and make the case for Michigan as a premier filmmaking and digital media production destination.
If you are planning to attend the Locations Trade Show please be sure to stop by our booth and say hello.
Speaking of hellos, I also wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Faith Goins – the newest member of the Film Office. We are excited to have Faith on board as our new executive assistant and I know many of you will have an opportunity to work with her moving forward. Faith can be reached at 517-335-7197 or email@example.com if you have any requests or would simply like to drop a line to say hello.
Many of you also know Carol Apczynski who is our Financial Compliance Specialist. Carol has been working with us for almost a year, but we are pleased that she is now officially part of the Film Office. Faith and Carol have helped us to round out our team and get us back to full strength on a staffing level.
Clearly, there are lots of good things happening in the Film Office right now and we are excited for what this summer will bring. Please do not hesitate to call or email our office if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached at 517-373-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director, Michigan Film Office
On Friday May 3 2013 The Michigan Film Office released its 1st and 2nd quarter reports such as they are. The current legislation requires certain information to be included but there seems to be wide latitude in what details must be included. For example, there is too much background and boiler plate information in relationship to what could be included such as the names of projects that applied, those that were approved and those that were denied. Also, it would be useful to know if any new infrastructure or training were fostered by the program or indeed if there are any threats to the program. We are most pleased to see these documents on the public record but always hope for greater detail.
The link above is the most current list of MFOAC members and their contacts. MPA encourages you to develop diaglogue with MFOAC members regarding the state of the industry. You may send email to them and if it for an MFOAC meeting, be sure to indicate whether you would like your communication to be part of the public record.
MFOAC has a tentative meet date of July at a location TBA - check michiganfilmoffice.org for Minutes
William Ludwig is now chair of the MFOAC, Joe Voss of Grand Rapids and Bryan Winn of Lansing are new appointees.
Governor Announces Appointments, Reappointments to Michigan Film Office Advisory Council
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|Wednesday, 2010 Feb 10
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