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$80 million film studio opens in Pontiac



An $80 million film studio has opened in Pontiac.

Raleigh Michigan Studios features seven sound stages at the site of the former General Motors Centerpoint truck plant and office complex.

The studio also has 360,000 square feet of office space. Studio spokesman Michael Newport says some of it already has been leased to production companies, production services firms and other vendors.

The Detroit Free Press reports Thursday no filming has occurred yet at the studio.

The opening comes amid uncertainty for the state's film industry.

Gov. Rick Snyder has proposed a limit of $25 million a year on incentives as part of his budget-savings plan. The state's current incentive program for filmmakers is not capped and offers some of the most generous tax credits in the nation.

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