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Michigan's movie industry isn't happy about the Snyder budget proposal

Making Movies in Michigan
Making Movies in Michigan

LANSING (WKZO) -- The film industry is a snake pit, full of broken promises and duplicity, at least that’s what they always show in the movies.

Members of Michigan’s movie industry say they are getting a first hand taste claiming that Governor Snyder has broken his promise to double the size of the incentive pool from $25-million to 50-million dollars.

They thought they had reached a compromise. But the Governor’s budget, introduced last Thursday, includes just 25-million dollars to encourage Television, movie and digital media projects.

That includes everything from shooting big budget movies to commercials.

Critics say that Snyder has hurt what had been a growing film industry in Michigan by drastically reducing the incentives pool and that has hurt the state’s economy.

Governor Snyder says the jobs are rarely permanent, there is no consistent track record, the film industry hasn’t shown any loyalty to Michigan and he thinks his cap is "reasonable".