Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Raleigh Studios! It's almost here

I have to admit, I was taken by first glance at what could and will be Raleigh Michigan Studios. The elavators, the floor, the hallways....all of it. Strikes me as a Hollywood style studio in the making. The studio is promising to bring 3,600 jobs over the course of it's life by Alfred Taubman and Governor Granholm. Let's hope so. Let's hope that these jobs are well paying and lets hope that there are films and television shows that will fill the studio space. Overall I think if more L.A. operations like this one that join forces with established Michigan, that we will have a proper industry here. Granted most of these jobs may end up being below the line, meaning if you are a wanna-be director, your best bet is still to attend film school outside of Michigan and perhaps get yourself to the point that you can bring movies back home to the state to get made. Raleigh Studios is expected to become fully operation and open for business in February of 2011.

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