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12-11-2012, 08:11 PM
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The Zetterberg Era
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You are woefully uninformed. The productions used and agreed to continue using Teamster and other union personnel and local labor and skills. They were hiring from all over the state. Thats how they got the exemptions. The people like directors, DPs, and other production personnel that they could not find here would be staying in town or close and the food, transportation and the tax money they paid for services and goods were huge. There were even rumors of Bay paying extra to the city to actually blow up abandoned factories and houses. That money was earmarked to be funneled straight back to the city for improvements.
This is the story I heard as well. However, maybe they were not living up to their end of the bargain once they got to Detroit and got funding pulled. There were a couple movies shot in the area, so maybe they found the returns poor and pulled the plug because of that.

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