Once upon a time, Michael Jones had a career in Michigan. He was a location manager for print and TV advertising, finding, securing and running the spaces where commercial shoots set up temporary shop. Then things got very bad, when the auto industry collapsed, throwing its ancillary industries into chaos.

But then, things got very, very good: Hollywood came to Michigan.

Lured by a tops-in-the-nation incentive for film and TV production, the trucks were rolling into Michigan before the ink was barely dry on Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s signature of an April 2008 law, aiming at places to shoot movies about
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