Here in West Michigan, we have a reputation (well-earned) for quality and fine craftsmanship. That reputation is joined to a Midwestern, no-nonsense work ethic. For more than a hundred years, we earned our living with our hands; furniture, paper, clocks and cars and make them beautiful.Why West Michigan
The State of Michigan’s incentives for film production are the best in the country–40%, with an extra 2% if filming in one of Michigan’s core communities. West Michigan is home to 23 core communities—that’s an extra 2 cents on your rebate dollar to help you decide to shoot here
We have a tremendous diversity of locations. When you’re in West Michigan, you’re just minutes from windswept beaches, gritty urban environments, dense forests, rivers, race tracks (stock car AND horse tracks) and period-ready storefronts and streetscapes. It’s all right here.
You have the West Michigan Film Office at your beck and call. Whatever you need: scouting, locations, permits, or hospitality, we can make it happen
We work with 41 counties and hundreds of municipalities, so your shoot goes as easily and efficiently as possible. We know you’re not here to waste time… you’re here to make a movie.
Our crews, our carpenters, even our pizza guys have it. We’re smart, creative and not afraid of a little hard work. In fact, we feel most comfortable when we get to tackle a big challenge.
Five airports in West Michigan have flights that connect you to the world. Anywhere in West Michigan you’re never more than 2 hours from an airport.
Millions of people—people who aren’t shooting a movie—visit West Michigan. They visit our concert halls and museums, bowling alleys and bars, beaches and campgrounds, it’s all here. They ride bikes, go sport fishing and dine at restaurants featuring fresh local produce. Hopefully, you’ll have time to do the same.
Michigan offers one of the most aggressive CASH rebate programs for feature films, TV shows, and game development in the US. With a history of over $50 Million a year in incentive dollars, give us a call for details on how the Michigan Film Incentives can benefit your next production.
Urban and Rural, gorgeous coast line and 11,000 lakes will make for a perfect back-drop for your next production. Check out the 80,000 photos we have on-line, or give us a call to put together a photo packet that is tailored made for your production.
Check out the Michigan Production Guide full of crew and vendor ideas you will need as your project progresses. The West Michigan Film Office will also help guide you on finding the right local resources to fit your needs. We want to partner with you and your production to assure success.
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James Chase, Business Agent
3315 Eastern SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508