Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content Michigan film incentives by the numbers

Associated Press Updated: May 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Filming for the Warner Bros. movie "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" recently began in Detroit after Michigan announced in August it would give the producers up to $35 million for working here. That's the bulk of the $43.2 million the Michigan Film Office has allocated to nine projects planned for this year.

"Batman v. Superman" is expected to spend roughly $131 million in the state and hire 406 Michigan workers.

Here are some other films that received money from the state in recent years:

— Paramount Pictures' "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (2014) was awarded a possible $20 million incentive last year and was expected to spend $82 million and hire 368 Michigan workers.

— Disney's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" (2013) received about $40 million from the state after spending $105 million here. It hired 257 Michigan workers and spent about $21.1 million on Michigan crew wages, averaging $82,200 each. It spent $5.2 million on lodging, $1.3 million on food and $3.4 million on travel in Michigan.

— Universal Pictures' "The Five Year Engagement" (2012) received about $5.2 million after spending $18.5 million. It hired 349 Michigan workers and spent about $4.6 million on Michigan crew wages, averaging $13,200 each. It spent $455,853 on lodging, and $227,095 on food.

—HBO's "Hung" Season 3 (2011) received about $1.5 million after spending $3.9 million. It hired 117 Michigan workers and spent about $650,000 on Michigan crew wages, averaging $5,580 each. It spent $136,796 on lodging, $76,439 on food and $178,238 on travel.

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached 4 FREE premium stories this month

Simply register to continue. It's free.

Register Learn more

Already registered? Click here to login.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
SEP
17
SEP
18
SEP
19
SEP
20
SEP
21
SEP
22
SEP
23
SEP
24
SEP
25
SEP
26
SEP
27
SEP
28
SEP
29
SEP
30
Advertisement