Tag Archives: Michigan film incentives

Sharpen your pencils…. Five Year Engagement to shoot in Ypsi

Remember how, a few weeks ago, we had a pencil paparazzi sighting of Jason Segel and a bunch of other marginally famous folks having drinks in Ann Arbor? Well, it looks like some of them may be headed to Ypsilanti next week to continue work on the film that brought them to MIchigan. (It’s called […]

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Vanstructables

I don’t know which one is Joel and which one is Nate, but I’m incredibly impressed by this first episode of their show, Vanstructables, which was shot here in Ypsi. I’m hoping that there will be more episodes in the future, but, as rumor has it that one of these guys will soon be moving […]

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Report indicates that Michigan’s generous film incentives may actually be worthwhile

As we’ve discussed in previous threads, I have issues with Governor Snyder’s proposed budget. There are some things that I’m very much against, like the cuts to K-12 education and the elimination of funding mechanisms for brownfield remediation projects, and there are others that I’m not yet sure about. Among the items in that category, […]

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Not everyone wants RoboCop in Detroit

I haven’t mentioned it here, but I have friends in Detroit who don’t want the RoboCop statue. Most notable among these folks is my friend Joe, who blogs under the name Super Gay Detroit. He thinks the whole thing is kind of stupid. Here are a few of his points. If you’d like to read […]

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Someone named Audrina Patridge to leave Hollywood for Detroit

I had managed, up until a few days ago, to completely avoid reality television stalwart Audrina Patridge. As we don’t have a television hooked up to the outside world, I’d missed out on both The Hills and Dancing with the Stars. But, about a week or so ago, while peddling away on a stationary bike […]

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