WDET to debut Michigan On Film monthly series hosted by Emery King
Whether or not subsidizing Michigan's film industry is good for the state's ailing economy is the subject of an on-going debate. Critics say the incentives are very expensive, and the jobs created by the film industry's presence in the state come at an extremely high cost. However, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm believes that the measure will benefit the state. She'll be the first guest on "Michigan on Film", a new monthly radio program on public radio WDET-FM 101.9 Detroit.
"Michigan on Film" airs at 11a.m. on the first Friday of each month, starting today, October 1st. Hosted by Emery King, Chairman of the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council, the program explores:
- New jobs being created for Michigan residents
- Opportunities presented by the industry
- The new infrastructure taking shape in the form of production studios and workforce development programs
Emery will be joined each month by his co-hosts Jim Burnstein, Vice Chairman of the Council and Chair of the screen writing department at the University of Michigan and Lisa Dancsok, consultant to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Podcasts and previews of upcoming episodes will be posted on WDET's web site.