Posted by: Kath Usitalo | November 2, 2012

Friday Freebie: FILMichigan Maps

Mason County Courthouse, a setting in the movie “Real Steel”

Maybe it’s due to the full moon earlier this week, the effects of the storm Sandy or the anticipation of the election to come, but today I’m taking a freebie. I’m sittin’ back, popping the corn and running the press release from Pure Michigan and the Michigan Film Office about the new freebie map to film locations around the Ann Arbor area.

This is good stuff for film buffs. If you want to see in person the places that are settings for movies, check out the following Pure Michigan message…

LANSING – The Ann Arbor region has been a favorite place for filmmakers shooting on location in Michigan.  Many of these locations are featured in the new Ann Arbor Film Locations Tour Map produced by the Michigan Film Office.

In addition to Ann Arbor, the map also features film locations in Ypsilanti, Manchester and Saline.

“Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities have served as the background for more than 30 projects that have filmed in Michigan, and have also been a popular destination for stars, directors and producers when they are not filming,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office.  “This tour provides a unique look at this region and compliments the small town charm and big city sophistication that embodies Ann Arbor.”

The maps are available at Ann Arbor area tourism organizations, including the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Ypsilanti Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Michigan UnionLeague and Pierpont Commons at the University of Michigan, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce.  Electronic copies of the map are also available on the Michigan Film Office websitemichigan.org and the Michigan Advantage website.

Locations featured on the tour include Zingerman’s Deli (The Five-Year Engagement), the Power Center for Performing Arts (The Ides of March), The Arcadian (Love and Honor), Rentschler Farm Museum (Cedar Rapids), Wolverine Grill (Whip It) and the University of Michigan Law Quad (Salvation Boulevard, The Five-Year Engagement, Jinn).

The map also highlights other notable film locations in the region not featured on the tour, as well as a number of other interesting destinations available in Ann Arbor

Previously the Film Office released a Detroit Film Locations Tour Map, and work is currently being done on a West Michigan Film Locations Tour Map.

The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and promote the growth of Michigan’s own film industry. The Film Office also administers the incentive program for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan. For more on the Michigan Film Office, visit: www.MichiganFilmOffice.org.

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