Ferndale lounge Bosco finds itself at the heart of the debate about the benefits of Michigan’s film incentives. Michigan’s incentives are currently the best in the nation, and the state has seen a dramatic increase in movie filming in the last couple of years. But some people are saying it doesn’t actually do enough for the state to have Hollywood come knocking.
Bosco’s owner Dan Haberman, however, says that his business wouldn’t be able to continue without the influx of movie crews. Bosco has become a hotspot for filming, and Haberman claims that because of Michigan’s poor hospitality ranking in the nation, he wouldn’t have enough business without the movies.
Some other business owners disagree, and have complained that movie crews are leaving behind unpaid bills. Gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder, the current leader, has also said that he’s against the incentives, so if he wins, they may be greatly reduced or eliminated.
Jason Carr, “Film Incentives: Are They Worth It?” MyFoxDetroit.com