January 24, 2009 (Stephen Iandoli, NECN: Boston, MA) – It takes a lot of people to make a movie, and that means there is the potential for a lot of new jobs. Today, the Massachusetts Film Office hosted an information session to explain just what it takes to make a movie.
The Rose Kennedy Ballroom at Intercontinental Boston was the stage. Jobs, Camera, Action was the show. A film industry career fair in Massachusetts that now offers more than just a dream for the hundreds who showed up.
Since the state’s tax-credit package for the motion picture industry was put in place in 2006, 21 movies have been shot in the state. Meaning a fair like this is almost necessary just to fill those crews.
Already, one major movie production studio is ready to be built in Plymouth. And there are reportedly at least three major movie studios, including Disney and Paramount, looking at the state for productions this spring.
MA officials say the plan is to consistently host 8-12 movie shoots per year.