11-30-09: S3 Entertainment Group (S3), Michigan’s largest feature film and episodic television production company, has partnered with Livonia, Mich.-based specialty-vehicle company ROUSH Performance Products to spotlight custom vehicles in Michigan film and television productions. Jeffrey Spilman, managing partner of S3, made the announcement.
To kick off the partnership, S3 is featuring several ROUSH 427R 2010 Ford Mustangs in The Wannabes, the first television series to ever be completely filmed in the state of Michigan. The Wannabes, a “tween” television series stars Savvy, a pop sensation that has toured extensively with Radio Disney, has been shooting in Howell and has helped put many Michigan residents to work. ROUSH will also be providing propane-powered vehicles to the Wannabes and to be used in future productions led by S3.
“S3 is thrilled to work together with ROUSH to showcase the best in Michigan made vehicles, products and services in films,” said Spilman. “The growing Michigan film industry offers the perfect platform for ROUSH to present its custom vehicles to a larger audience.”
“We’re excited to break into television with The Wannabes as that is the type of program which is suitable for all members of the family and will have lasting appeal,” said Joe Thompson, vice-president and general manager of ROUSH Performance. “The ROUSH Mustangs play a recurring role and we are excited to be working with S3 Entertainment Group on this project, and hopefully others in the future.”
S3 Entertainment Group (S3) is a Michigan-based production company and a premier liaison in bringing film productions into Michigan. With additional offices in California, S3 serves as a gateway to help filmmakers get everything that they need in Michigan in order to have a successful production experience. S3’s wide variety of services includes production services; equipment and gear rental; tax incentive information, funding and processing, film finance, location services, music licensing, travel and catering and craft services. S3 also provides expert analysis of productions to take full advantage of Michigan’s film related tax credits. S3 has worked on many of the films that have shot in Michigan and was the local producer for Clint Eastwood’s film, “Gran Torino.” For more information, please visit www.S3eg.com.