New Mitch Albom film approved for Michigan tax credits

The Michigan Film Office announced today that Have a Little Faith, a made-for-television movie, has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The film is based on the #1 bestselling book by Mitch Albom and follows his journey to find faith with the help of his childhood rabbi and a Detroit pastor. The project is expected to shoot in Detroit and surrounding areas.

“The city and sprit of Detroit play an integral role in Have a Little Faith, so it is only fitting that this movie be shot in the very place that helped to inspire this story,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. “In addition to hiring Michigan crew and vendors, this project also presents an opportunity to showcase Michigan to a wide-spread national television audience.”

Have a Little Faith was awarded an incentive of $2,355,945 on its qualified Michigan expenditures and is expected to hire 226 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 53 jobs.  Have a Little Faith is his first non-fiction novel since Tuesday’s With Morrie.

Have a Little Faith is the seventh project approved under the new policy and guidelines issued by the Michigan Film Office. In 2011, nine projects have been approved with $12,988,399 in incentives being awarded on $31,271,545 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 886 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 196 jobs.

Find out more about the Michigan Film office here.