Production News

More Productions Attracted to West Michigan
For Immediate Release
August 24, 2009
Contact : Randy Bassin
Tel/Fax : 616.825.6247

Grand Rapids, Michigan - Global Force Productions, a young International production company specializing in CG animation and visual effects, based in Lowell, Michigan, has just begun principle filming for a new children's educational program. "Jake's Safari", (working title) was written by West Virginia actor/writer, George R. Snider, III. Global Force Productions has attracted the production work to Grand Rapids, Michigan and formed a joint venture company with the show's creator called, "Jake's Ventures, LLC".

Randy Bassin, Founder/President of Global Force Productions and Executive Producer of the show said, "Although many states offer tax incentives for bringing productions to their local economies, Michigan's attractive program was a significant influence in this decision."

Global Force Productions has engaged local production companies, studios, and other mostly local talent and crew to film this pilot show. The show, once completed, will be pitched to domestic and international cable outlets by Global Force's licensing agent in Hollywood. Tim Sundt of Viking Productions, one of the contractors on the project, said, "When I first heard about Jake's Safari, I knew we had all the resources - people and equipment - to make this happen. The potential is huge, and everyone's pretty excited to have the show produced in West Michigan."

Once licensing is completed, the show will continue to be produced in the Grand Rapids area. Mr. Bassin's company, Global Force Productions, will produce all the CG animation, and post production work.

For more information, visit Global Force Productions at or email