Michigan Film Production targets Michigan film incentives business as filmmaking in Michigan takes off. Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed the best state film incentives in the nation. Michigan Film Production launches to provide studios and producers a one stop location for Michigan film incentives, Michigan film and Michigan production information, resources, and film budgets. The chief goal is jobs creation and positioning Michigan residents to take advantage of the filmmaking influx to the State.
Founder Jack Binder, Producer of feature films including: "Reign Over Me" (Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler), "The Upside of Anger" (Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Kerry Russell), "Man About Town" (Ben Affleck) and The Mind of The Married Man (HBO), who is also Founder and President of film budgeting service - Film Budget.com the International leader in feature film and television budgeting and scheduling, created Michigan Film Production to assist financiers and producers coming to Michigan find the resources they need and provide production tax incentives information, crew, locations, contacts, vendors and full production services. A feature film producer, line producer and production manager, Binder has been actively producing films for 25 years. For a full list of film credits and biography visit Jack Binder.net.
The Michigan Film Office has had submissions of over 80 screenplays wishing to shoot in Michigan and take advantage of the recently passed incentives.
The website for the Michigan Film Office, Janet Lockwood, Director, is Michigan Film Office. Michigan Film Production is not associated with the Film Office or the state of Michigan.
Jack Binder continues Film Producing via his production company Greentrees Films. Following up on the Columbia Pictures release "Reign Over Me" filmed in New York and Los Angeles, Binder has many projects underway in various stages of development, including a feature film scheduled to shoot in Michigan in June/July, a feature film in Australia, and two films in London, UK. Binder is based in Beverly Hills, MI and Venice, CA.
"There is an astounding amount of interest in filming in Michigan to take advantage of the new film tax incentive program," according to Jack Binder. "The legislature and Governor heard the call for a great incentive package and delivered. One of our main goals is developing jobs for the Michigan Film industry, training, advancement and delivery of first rate crew positions for the films coming and the people of the State of Michigan in order to validate their investment in people and this industry."