Hello film community members, family and friends -
I hope this finds you and yours doing well. I'm contacting you to ask that you will take a moment to help in the continued struggle with Lansing to keep the film incentive alive. Some of you have relocated to another state to continue in the industry and others have stayed behind to also continue in the industry (albeit a moving target.)
Regardless of who, what or where you are - please forward me any response you've received from your legislator in answer to your contact with them. If you've spoken to them directly, please let me know who they are, where they stand on the current incentive and the date (or thereabout) that you spoke with them.
A list is being compiled of Michigan's Representatives of who supports us and who doesn't. This way we know upfront of who's mind can potentially be changed by contacting them and giving them information they may not be aware of.
Thanks for your help and again, I hope you're well and life is good.
Please include Their District, Your Zipcode and Their affiliation.
This link brings you to the Michigan Film Office 2015 report, for your review.
Michigan has been a production center for over 50 years creating a base of workers working on broadcast commercials as well as films. They have made their livings, paid mortgages and sent their kids to college on this income. On that foundation stands an infrastructure of stages and facilities that had been failing due to changes in the world’s economy. Our wish is, to re build and grow that industry, to encourage diversification of the economy, business investments and the creation of jobs. THAT was the purpose of Michigan’s film and digital media program.
The issues involved here are not partisan. Republicans and Democrats have worked to help the program. We want to present an overview of misconceptions and the benefits of the program and the film industry for Michigan.
It’s not a tax credit it’s a grant or refund program up to 27% on Qualified Production Expenditures. NOT a 42% tax credit. That was the original program. But in whichever case, most projects do not qualify for the full amount after audits are completed. The application process is extremely transparent and detailed which helps guarantee good viable projects.
SPEAKER'S available, questions answered!!!
Are you interested in learning about the Michigan Production Alliance and the Production Industry? MPA members are available to come and speak to your group about incentives, production, technology, animation, organizing or involvement with the film and production community. Our members have expertise in various departments and may be of interest. OR if you simply have a question about these things feel free to contact us! We WILL respond quickly!!!!
In solidarity with IATSE International 600 and on the heels of word about the death of a 2nd assistant camera operator (indicated in earlier posts) MPA wants to make clear that in our entry level boot camp we stress safety. Safety in getting to and from missions, safety around the set and of course safety around YOU!. People are sometimes hesitant to point out issues for fear of their jobs. Going up the chain of command is the key to getting it right and safe set, stage, and location work can be safe. Think about the situations you have found yourself in. How lucky you were in making it OUT safely and how it could have been different so easily. MPA believes we can be effective AND Safe.
Michigan Production Alliance offers Production Algebra P.A. Boot Camps throughout the year.
The Michigan Production Alliance (MPA) has organized an event to promote the education of entry-level media professionals by offering a half-day seminar.
The seminar Sponsored by the Association of Independent Producers (AICP) will be a lecture and interactive demonstration followed by a panel discussion featuring local professionals.
The lecture component , presented by MPA’s Mark Adler and other film professionals will provide more than just an overview of what is expected of Production Assistants on both film and video sets and what they can expect. A demonstration segment will include set and client etiquette, use of radios and forms and a Q&A session will feature knowledgeable industry speakers discussing career paths, local production companies, organizations and unions and the different resources they have to offer.
This event benefits the Non Profit MPA – cost includes P.A. Handbook and 1 year membership in MPA $105.00
We will program a boot camp for your organization too. We need only 10 participants in order to mount a successful session. Contact us to arrange a boot camp!
New feature films have been added to our film grid. The grid has become smaller as a result of changes to the program. New additions are marked in RED.
Visit MPA's Film Grid - ONLY for MPA members!
Production Algebra is packed with information that will help you get into the film and video industry. Industry expert and Michigan Production Alliance co-founder Mark Adler provides detailed descriptions of the many roles that a Production Assistant plays on the set. Chapters include types of Production Assistants, specific duties, a day in the life on a set, terms and lingo, as well as examples of forms. This handbook is your launching pad into the film and video industry. Sold in english speaking countries around the world. For a short talk by the author go to this link! Mark talks about the book.
Mark Adler ISBN: 978-193391640-8
$10.95 plus $4 shipping and MI tax 6% Payable by check/money order to Michigan Production Alliance or through Paypal
Performing Arts/Film & Video/Reference
|Written by mpa|
|Wednesday, 2010 Feb 10
|The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) continues to sponsor MPA events such as our signature Production Algebra P.A. Bootcamps which are typically offered bi monthly at various locations.|
|Last Updated ( Friday, 26 Feb 2010 )|