Filmmaker Michael Moore Takes Michigan Film Tax Credits After Criticizing Program
January 29, 2010
The Mackinac Center in Michigan has this video describing more saga with Michigan’s film tax incentive program, where Michael Moore has criticized corporate welfare but will receive it for the making of his recent film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.”
Michigan features greatly in our new report on film tax credits, explaining how they are ineffective at economic development. Read it here. Michigan has one of the most generous film incentive programs, using substantial public resources to attract the industry to the state.
Also relevant to the Michigan film tax credit question is the appropriateness of using taxpayer dollars to subsidize viewpoints many of them probably disagree with.
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