The Grand Rapids, Michigan CPA firm of Schellenberg & Evers is completing a consulting engagement to formulate, design and implement a set of agreed upon procedures to administer the Alaska film credit program. These comprehensive mandatory procedures will clarify and streamline the processing of film credits for Alaska. It included putting on a training seminar for Alaska CPAs in January. Part of the process consists of standardized coding that will track expenses from entry to verification by the CPA directly to the final Alaska reporting forms. The firm hopes to share this process with other incentive states and countries. Schellenberg & Evers has worked on over 40 film credits to date.
Michigan Film Office Advisory Council Meeting
The Michigan Film Office Advisory Council will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Uptown Palladium 12, 3rd Floor Theater 8, 250 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham MI 48009. The meeting witll be in conjuction with the UptownFilm Festival.
Check out the Michigan Film Award being presented at the Uptown Film Festival for best films made in Michigan. Uptown Film Festival
List your location
At the West Michigan Film Office and the State film office we hear from businesses and individuals who have great locations they think would be great as the backdrop for a movie. We encourgage you to post photos on line with the state, as we use the state photo database when searching for suitable locations. The state uses a system called Reel Scout that is easy to post photos and information.
PS. We heard from a student film this week who was trying to get the look of a spaceship for their upcoming senior project. We used that discription in the photo database and came up with the entry tubes at Cobo Hall in Detroit.
WMFO Newsletter 02/24/2012
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