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'Paid in Full' and 'Heartlock' to receive Michigan film incentives

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The Michigan Film Office reported Friday that two feature films, “Paid in Full” and “Heartlock,” have been approved to receive state film incentives .

“Paid in Full”which will begin production in Novi this month, will do all post-production work in Michigan It is expected to hire nearly 40 Michigan workers. The film was awarded a $48,457 incentive on projected in-state expenditures of $157,373. From casting to support services and post-production, "Paid in Full" is spending virtually its entire budget here in Michigan Directed by Lance Kawas (Fractured, Golden Shoes), the film follows the story of a young woman seeking to avenge the death of her sister and aims to raise awareness about human trafficking around the globe.

Warwick, N.Y.-based Midnight Crew hired about 40 Michigan workers earlier this year while filming "Heartlock". starring Erik LaRay Harvey of Boardwalk Empire and Alexander Dreymon of American Horror Story, "Heartloc"k considers manipulation tactics used against prison guards by inmates. . It was approved for an incent¬ive of $139,568 on $503,150 of projected expenditures in the state. “Heartlock” is expected to hire 39 Michigan workers. Heartlock includes locations in Jackson and the Standish Correctional Facility.

11 projects have been awarded $43.5 million on $163 million of approved production expenditures for the year by the Michigan Film Office. These projects are expected to create more than 1,000 hires with a full-time equivalent of 830 jobs.

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