Well-heeled 007 fans can rejoice. Octopussy is for sale. That's the good news. The bad news is that the deal doesn't involve Maud Adams. Rather, it's a "superyacht" named after the 1983 James Bond film that starred Roger Moore. The price will also set you back a cool $5,900,000, which means your last name has to be Goldfinger in order to afford it. Click here for more
Clint Eastwood on location in Michigan for Gran Torino.
The state of Michigan has become a major center for film production in recent years, pumping tens of millions of dollars into local economies. The strategy was the brainchild of former Governor Jennifer Granholm (D), who used tax incentives to lure major studios to her state. Her successor, Governor Rick Snyder (R) sees things differently and has taken an axe to the tax credits, claiming he's not impressed with the return on investment - despite the fact that a major accounting firm says the state gets $6 back for every dollar in tax incentives. The result has been a major political battle over the future of film production in Michigan, as a number of major productions are pulling up stakes in order to shoot in other states that they deem more friendly in terms of tax incentives. For more click here