Detroit Movie Office Falls to Budget Axe

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Detroit's Department of Culture, Art and Tourism will no longer exist by the end of the month. The department is closing June 30 in a budget-cutting move.

The agency ran the Detroit Film Office, which worked with producers of the 2002 film "8 Mile." The movie starring rapper Eminem generated $7 million for the local economy.

The director says the Culture Connection will take over some of the department's tasks. Culture Connection provides low-cost transportation to cultural attractions.

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