Under it's generous grants to Hollywood film producers, the state of Michigan is paying almost half the production costs for novelist Elmore Leonard's book "Freaky Deaky" as a movie. Total bill for Michigan taxpayers is $2.86 million.
Check the details in this Detroit News story today and ask yourself the question, what's in it for us? There are more than 200 Michigan jobs promised for the production of the movie. These are positions with a start and end date that doesn't span more than a few months.
Shouldn't these movies that we foot the bill for have at least a commercial for tourism for the state? Perhaps every adult resident with a television could get a free DVD of the movie.