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We have a budget crisis in the State of Michigan.  The Governor is constitutionally obligated to balance the budget.  He’s suggesting deep cuts to the tax incentives (very low cap on total credits, cut backs on rebates) for filming in the state.   I cannot see how this wouldn’t impact our area, seeing as how we’ve already drawn shoots for three films right here in the city.

For those of you that follow this blog, how do you feel about this issue?  Is it better to make painful cuts, even at the expense of the Michigan and local film industry (and all the ancillary workers supported by it), or must cuts be made elsewhere so we can preserve what has been a booming aspect of this state’s economy?

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Filming is (or was as of 2 hours ago) taking place on Church Street between Harvey and Blunk.

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Apparently Boulders bar and grill is closed to the public because shooting for Trust is taking place there.

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Thanks to Marti Erickson Chamberlain for allowing me to post photos she took of the outdoor set of Trust.  Those of you familiar with Plymouth will recognize this area as Penniman Street, just west of Harvey Street.

 

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Shooting for a David Schwimmer-directed film, Trust, starring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener, started tonight in town.  It will resume from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning and pick up again after Thanksgiving.

http://www.freep.com/article/20091117/ENT01/91117068/1320/Trust-us-Plymouth-streets-to-close-for-movie

Friends of mine have already gone downtown to do some stargazing and they’re posting pictures on Facebook.  Pretty exciting to have a film crew right in the heart of the city.

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