Housing expenses among perks MI taxpayers pay for Hollywood productions

By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

When Jennifer Garner told a Detroit radio station that she and her husband, Ben Affleck, would spend the summer in Detroit while Affleck was working on the Batman-Superman blockbuster, it made national news.

MLive gushed: “If you love trying to track down celebrities in Detroit, then you’ll want to be on the lookout in the coming months for one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples.”

What wasn’t reported is that Michigan taxpayers could pay part of the rent for the Hollywood power couple’s stay in the state. Affleck has made $10 million or more eight times for acting in a movie, according to the Internet Movie Database.

at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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