As part of Michigan month I thought I'd post a little tidbit about movies being filmed in the state.
Did you know that Michigan has become a mini Hollywood?
Thanks to the amazing tax breaks movie makers receive by filming in MI they have been flocking here to make movies for the past couple of years.
All's Faire in Love was filmed at the Michigan Renaissance Fest in Holly in 2008 ( a little but was also filmed the Atwood Stadium in Flint- at least that's what I heard I know they redid the stadium and that was the supposed reason)-
I was at the Ren Fest one day while they were filming- you know I haven't watched the movie yet but who knows I could be in the background somewhere even though I tried to stay out of the way of the camera.
I did walk right by Matthew Lillard- I was going to try to get a photo with him but he was swamped by people
Semi Pro was filmed here in Flint in 2007. Will Ferrell, eh, haven't watched that one either didn't try to go down to the set or anything like a lot of folks did.
I'm not much for "star" gazing.
To get a list of all the movies that have been filmed in MI over the years check out this link
To get a list of current and upcoming films click this link
Here's a couple movies currently filming around MI
This one I am really interested in- the horror-comedy vampire movie Vamps is now being filmed in the Detroit area
Here's their site/blog with more details
Earlier this summer Scream 4 was filming in Plymouth and surrounding areas, now they are filming in Ann Arbor through August 27 according to OnlocationVacations.com
LOL, starring Miley Cyrus, was filming at Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan through 8.18
Touchback, starring Kurt Russell, was filming at the Coopersville, MI Schools campus at 198 East Street, Coopersville, MI through Tuesday, August 17
30 Minutes or Less was/is filming on East Blaine SE, Grand Rapids, MI.
For daily updates on where movies are being filmed you can visit: http://www.onlocationvacations.com/category/daily-filming-locations/
I think it's awesome that so many film crews are coming to Michigan. At least someone is coming here to better the economy instead of fleeing the area.
I think the film crews like all the empty buildings and locations- probably makes it easier to film when they already have pre-made sets and locations just waiting to be out to good use. Why build a fake Hollywood town inside a movie studio when you have ghost towns and neighborhoods all over Michigan that can be used.