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Oakland County Film and Digital Media

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Oakland County Executive Office, Building 41 West
2100 Pontiac Lake Road
Waterford, MI  48328
877-651-FILM (3456)
film@oakgov.com

Oakland County offers a talented crew base, affordable office and studio space, established production support companies, desirable housing for cast and crew all in a great location.

Select productions shot in Oakland County:

  • ​HBO's Hung
  • Freaky Deaky
  • Ides of March
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
  • Machine Gun Preacher
  • Real Steel
  • Another Happy Day
  • Transformers 3
  • ​Gran Torino
  • Red Dawn
  • Whip It!
  • You Don't Know Jack
  • Youth in Revolt
  • This Must be the Place
  • The Giant Mechanical Man

          and over 30 more

​Coming soon to Oakland County: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Oakland County Is Ready for the Spotlight
 

Why Oakland County?
Locations, Locations, Locations
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  • 61 cities, villages, and townships
  • 89,000 acres of parkland; 800 acres of pristine natural areas
  • 1,450 + natural lakes - more than any other county in the state
  • 16,000 + lakefront properties
  • Over 100 active horse farms
  • Historic mansions including Meadow Brook Hall, Cranbrook House and the William E. Scripps Estate
  • 30 minutes away from Detroit Metro Airport and Flint's Bishop Airport; home to three airports
  • Centrally located to Detroit and Ann Arbor
  • Fine dining, shopping and culture

Film and Television

Michigan’s film and television industry continues to make news, thanks to the state's tax incentives, which have drawn productions to the region in record numbers since 2008.
 
One of Oakland County’s premier features is the 368,000 square-foot Michigan Motion Picture Studios in Pontiac, home to the production of Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful and now, Batman/Superman. The renovated structure, along with a new 185,000 square-foot building, houses a major sound stage film production facility.
 
The county offers other valuable resources, including its Film and Digital Media Office, which connects film and video-related businesses with area specialists and location services. The Film Office provides support and advice to the county’s 61 cities, villages and townships interested in feature film and television production.  Contact us for assistance.
 

Digital Media

Oakland County is home to several digital entertainment companies including Pixo Entertainment, Scientifically Proven Entertainment, and Vectorform specializing in videogame and animation productions.
 
Digital media companies are bricks and mortar for the county. These are the companies that are here supporting our region, and they have the potential for long-term growth. The county is diversifying its efforts to further support these businesses with the goal of becoming a recognized digital media center.
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Film and Digital Media Brochure

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