Chris and Mike Farah to film cable reality show pilot in Plymouth
The Farah brothers most recently aired a pilot on The Big Ten Network, called "The Big 10 Celebrity Homecoming," which featured U-M grad David Alan Grier returning for a campus visit (during which he spent time with U-M's men's basketball team); and before that, the brothers shot the feature film "Answer This!" (with producer Anna Wenger, who's also working with them on the new pilot) in Ann Arbor.
More detail about the Farah brothers' newest venture can be found in a press release from the Michigan Film Office.
The television pilot project is a reality show following a Michigan gym owner and his staff as they work to train professional athletes and the middle-aged dads that work alongside them. Shooting in Plymouth, the project is being directed by Michigan native Chris Farah with Mike Farah and Anna Wenger producing.
The pilot was awarded an incentive of $78,153 on $259,922 of projected in-state expenditures and expected to hire 35 Michigan workers with a full time equivalent of 2 jobs.
In Fiscal Year 2013, 19 projects have been awarded a total of $33,078,203 on $127,566,757 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 1,376 Michigan hires with a full time equivalent of 599 jobs.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Film Review Committee, comprised of senior MEDC staff including the Michigan Film Commissioner, reviews all completed applications using the statute to guide approval decisions.