Eaton County is expanding its filming locations to continue attracting Hollywood studios and state-issued film tax incentives.
According to excerpts from the article:
When producers for the MGM film "Red Dawn" were looking for a location with cliffs and rock outcroppings, the Michigan Film office suggested they travel to the Upper Peninsula
Fortunately for Eaton County, someone on the production staff had a 1950's topographical map of Michigan and came to Grand Ledge's Fitzgerald Park before making the trip to youper land, since it resulted in some of the $50-million budget for the production being spent at Eaton County lumberyards, hotels and food vendors.
"It just fell into our lap," said Eaton County Parks Director Dan Patton.
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