LANSING — Detroiters, a Comedy Central comedy television series that follows two small-time ad men producing low-budget, off-beat, commercials in Detroit, is eligible to receive a $445,620 in state incentives.
The series is up for the incentive from the Michigan Film Office based on its projected spending of over $1.2 million with state-based vendors, and nearly 90 anticipated cast and crew hires, 74 whom are residents.
“Again, we are seeing talented Michiganders returning home to draw on the state’s highly capable production community,” says Jenell Leonard, commissioner of Michigan Film Office. “This series along with the range of other films shooting in Michigan reflect the diverse range of sites and locales, which presents filmmakers with a variety of choices.”
The pilot for Detroiters features Tim Robinson, a former Second City member and a 2000 graduate of Clarkston High School, and Sam Richardson, a cast member of HBO’s “Veep” who grew up in Detroit.
Other approved incentive projects from the Michigan Film Office include: My Soul to Keep, Swish Master, Golem, The Pickle Recipe, and Bug Bites.