remake http://michiganradio.org en Motown film remake brings jobs to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/motown-film-remake-brings-jobs-michigan <p>A remake of the seventies Motown-inspired movie <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075249/">Sparkle</a> will be filmed in metro Detroit and employ 266 people. The state approved a three-million-dollar film incentive for the seven-million-dollar project. Sparkle tells the story of three&nbsp; sisters&rsquo; journey to musical fame during the height of the Motown era in Detroit.</p><p>Michelle Begnoche is with the <a href="http://www.michiganfilmoffice.org/Default.aspx">Michigan Film Office</a>. She says the film will stimulate Michigan&rsquo;s economy.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;This is a project that&rsquo;s focused really a lot on hiring Michigan workers for its crew so we will see the economic benefit from that &ndash; hiring our workforce &ndash; and then obviously it&rsquo;s something that we can use on the backend after it comes out to kind of help promote tourism in the Detroit area,&quot; Begnoche said.</p></blockquote><p>Producers hope to release Sparkle in 2014.</p><p><em>- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:24:25 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3355 at http://michiganradio.org Motown film remake brings jobs to Michigan