In brief

Michigan Film Office incentive supports project filming in Detroit

LANSING — A dramatic search for what remains of a post-cataclysmic world is at the center of “North,” currently being filmed in Detroit through August.

The project is eligible to receive a $139,927 incentive from the Michigan Film Office. The eligible incentive amount is based on an anticipated spending of $399,791 along with the hiring of 45 employees and 35 extras from Michigan, which equate to three full-time employment positions.

If you are interested in working on the film crew, please send your resume to

On July 10, House Bill 4122 was signed into law, which eliminates the program whereby Michigan Film Office may enter into new film and digital media incentive agreements. The aforementioned project was issued an executed agreement prior to the signing of the legislation.

Any film or digital media project approved and issued a fully executed agreement prior to the signing of the legislation will be administered in accordance with the law. Michigan Film Office is no longer accepting applications for projects seeking incentives.

Michigan Film Office was established in 1979. The office assists and attracts production companies while promoting Michigan’s film, television and digital media industries.

Details: Visit Michigan Film Office. — G.G.

Financial Workshop for Small Business

FLINT — A free “Financial Management” workshop for small businesses will be presented at Kettering University in Flint Aug. 20, from 1-4 p.m.

“Financial Management” is designed to help small business owners. It introduces basic accounting concepts and how to apply financial information that helps small business owners manage a business more effectively. Key documents reviewed include Cash flow Statement, Profit & Loss, and Balance Sheet, using specific small business examples. The course is designed to help entrepreneurs understand financial statements to work more effectively with their accounting team.

There is no fee for this workshop but separate registration for each individual attending is required and can be made online at: workshop.aspx?ekey=60350028

The seminar is presented by the I-69 Trade Corridor Region of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) located in Flint at Kettering University providing services to Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola, and Huron counties.

Details: Visit or call the I-69 Trade Corridor regional office in Flint: 810-762-9660. — G.G.

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