Third season of HBO’s “Hung” wins Michigan Film Office tax credits

Over the past three seasons, HBO’s hit TV show Hung has shot all over Oakland County on location — from West Bloomfield and Clarkston to Walled Lake and Birmingham. And the show will continue to bring viewers from all over the nation to Southeast Michigan. The Michigan Film Office announced it has approved a film incentive for the show, which utilizes a Michigan-based crew, with an incentive of $1,059,394 on $2,648,486 of projected in-state expenditures.

“Over the past three years we have developed a strong relationship with the production team of Hung and HBO and we are thrilled that they will be staying here in Michigan for the show’s third season,” said Carrie Jones, Director of the Michigan Film Office. “Television series like this help to provide our crew base with more long-term work while showcasing Michigan locations to a national audience — both critical factors when looking at bringing the best projects possible to our state.”

Hung is the third project approved under the new policy and guidelines issued by the Michigan Film Office, and the fifth project approved in 2011. Last week, the feature film Five Year Engagement and post-production work for the film Spy Kids 4 were approved for incentives totaling $7,068,264 on $$7,044,056 in approved production expenditures. Two other documentaries, Keys to the Goose and Chasing Jimmy were approved in early January for a total of $74,000 in incentives.

Find out more about the Mitten State’s film incentives at michiganfilmoffice.org.