THE VIDEO GAME PRODUCER
Though movies get all the limelight, Michigan's tax breaks are also attracting video game developers like Derek Faraci. In October, the 32-year-old left his job testing "Guitar Hero" and other Activision games in Los Angeles to join one of his good friends at a start-up company in Farmington Hills.
THE CASTING DIRECTOR
Sometimes staying home pays off. Just ask Royal Oak resident Carrie Ray. Nearly two years ago, Michigan's film tax breaks gave the experienced casting director a reason to continue living in the state rather than accept a job promotion in Chicago.