The Michigan film tax incentive may be struggling on life support but it's not dead. And new production with local flavor has been approved and will be shooting this summer locally.
"Beside Still Waters was awarded an incentive of $79,324 on $276,281 of projected in-state expenditures. This is the first approval made utilizing the $25 million allocation for Fiscal Year 2012. The project is expected to hire 34 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 1.5 jobs.
In the film, a young romantic named Daniel Thatcher invites a group of estranged high school friends to his summer home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They enjoy one last weekend in the home where they spent their childhood summers, rekindling old friendships and creating new memories."
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