|Richard J. Wershe, Jr. (Photo: Michigan Dept. of Corrections)|
The State of Michigan, in its wisdom, decided not to compete in the film production arena.
In the summer of 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill to end Michigan’s incentive program for film productions. The program was bringing in about $225 million annually in Michigan spending by movie companies. Apparently, that was chump change to Lansing. The state opted instead to give billions of dollars in tax incentives to the Big Three automakers to please, please, please build new factories in Michigan and, oh please, oh pretty please, don’t take the money, create temporary jobs and later replace the human workers with robots.
|Matthew McConaughey (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)|
|Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie (Photos: Wikimedia Commons)|
|Rory Cochrane and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Photos: Wikimedia Commons)|
|R.J. Cyler (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)|
What about the other inmates? How did they feel about a movie star visiting Oaks prison?