About Us

For more than 30 years, the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office (MFDMO) has been supporting the media industries in Michigan and positioning the state as a worldwide production destination. Find more information about MFDMO on this page.


Office Contact Information

Michigan Film & Digital Media Office
300 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Toll-free: (800) 477-3456
Main Line: (517) 241-6757
Fax: (517) 241-3689


Selam Ghirmai, Interim Director

Michigan Film Office Advisory Council (MFOAC)

Niki Adams - Ingham ISD - Capital Career Center
Appointment expires - 09/30/22

Dori DePree - Waterfront Film Festival
Appointment expires - 09/30/21

Larry A. Fouts - Sweet Savour Ministries
Appointment expires - 09/30/22

Richard F. Hert - West Michigan Film Office
Appointment expires - 09/30/20

Eric Kuiper - Celebration! Cinema
Appointment expires - 9/30/21

Dan Lemieux - Superior Stunts
Appointment expires - 09/30/20

Bill Ludwig (Chairman) - HEYOU Science
Appointment expires - 09/30/22

Michael Mittelstaedt - Interlochen Center for the Arts
Appointment expires - 09/30/19

Andriy Pereklita - IATSE Local #38
Appointment expires - 09/30/20

Timothy Peitryga - Mary Free Bed Hospital
Appointment expires - 09/30/19

Terry Terry - Message Makers
Appointment expires - 09/30/21

Joe Voss - Leavens, Strand & Glover, LLC
Appointment expires - 09/30/20

Skot Welch - Mosaic Film Experience
Appointment expires - 09/30/19

Brian Winn - Michigan State University
Appointment expires - 09/30/21

Upcoming 2022 MFOAC Meetings

The Michigan Film Office Advisory Council will again meet on:

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Michigan Economic Development Corporation, 300 North Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913 in Lake Superior Room (first floor)

Topic: MFOAC Hybrid (virtual and in-person option) Meeting
Date/Time: December 6, 2022 at 2:30 PM America/Detroit

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The agenda will be posted on the MFDMO website prior to the meeting date, www.michiganfilmoffice.org.

If you are an individual who needs special accommodation or arrangements, please contact the Michigan Film Office (see below) as soon as possible, and before the date of the meeting, to notify us of the special assistance you may need.  

Please call or write: 

Michigan Film Office Attention: Selam Ghirmai 
300 N. Washington Square – 4th Floor 
Lansing, Michigan 48913 
Phone: (517) 335-2693

To contact the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council please email: ghirmais@michigan.org

MFOAC Meeting Minutes

Former Incentive Program

Beginning in 2008, tax credits were used to lure production companies to the state, and then in 2012, a cash-rebate incentive program was instituted. The incentive program was eliminated on July 10, 2015 through legislative action. 

If you seek information from any of our prior program years in order to complete the incentives claim process on your project please call us at (877) 477-3456 or (517) 373-3456, and we will gladly assist you. 

Submit an Event

Do you have a creative industry event that you'd like displayed on our website and/or through our social media channels? Please send us the full details of your event via email to mfo@michigan.org and we'll share it where appropriate.