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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Film Fans Unite!

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:44 AM

As the battle over Governor Snyders budget proposals continues to rage and cold in the corridors of Lansing, in living rooms and diner counters state wide, one item burns red hot: the Film Incentives. After a star studded, well over capacity rally fired up the faithful and gained headlines in February , the creative community and the incentives supporters seemed to gain momentum. Those who believe in keeping the film industry jobs rolling, will try to ride the hot hand again this week. Here's the press release:



An informational event to most effectively communicate to Michigan's legislators, governor and voting public why the film incentive program should be preserved.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 7:00pm


500 Temple St. (east of Lodge Fwy./M-10)

Livonia, MI 48150

Featured Speakers:

Mitch Albom, Free Press columnist/author

Vicki Barnett, Mich. State Representative, (D - 37th Dist.)

Jim Burnstein, Vice-Chair, MFO Advisory Council

Eddie Rubin, Danny Mooney, Deep Blue Pictures (“AWOL”)

Sam Kadi, Sam K Productions

Nathaniel McClure, CEO Scientifically Proven Entertainment

Ken Droz, Consultant and former MFO Communications Mgr.


hundreds of industry workers under the age of 30, intending to stay in Michigan.

Provided will be an update to the industry on the status of legislative efforts to preserve the Michigan Film Incentives in an existing, but revised form.

Following the 2,000+ attendance of the Livonia-Laurel Manor Town Meeting in February, an equal size or larger turnout is expected Wednesday evening."

Open to the press and general public.

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