Michigan awards 2 projects with film incentives

Associated Press

Lansing — The Michigan Film Office has approved a television series and digital media project to receive film incentives from the state.

The digital media project called “Onu” was awarded about $410,000. The online platform will allow users to upload content including videos and 3-D models to create interactive maps. It’s being created by a Southfield-based mobile app developer and is expected to spend $1.2 million in the state.

The television series “Craftsman’s Legacy” was awarded about $100,000. The show follows Michigan native Eric Gorges as he explores historic crafts and searches for modern talent. The show will air on Detroit Public Television and is expected to spend roughly $350,000.

Michigan has awarded 21 projects about $61 million in incentives for the 2014 budget year. They’re expected to spend about $233 million.