Lisa Simmons, MOTT
Director of Communications
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSACHUSETTS APPLAUDS AWARD WINNING FILMS MADE IN THE COMMONWEALTH
Statement from Betsy Wall, Executive Director Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Film & Sports
“And the Oscar goes to….Massachusetts! On behalf of the Commonwealth, we congratulate the cast and crew of The Fighter and The Social Network on a combined five Academy Awards. These Massachusetts based films are proof positive that great movies are made here and our highly-skilled and dedicated workforce, competitive film tax credit and unique settings are winners as well. Like these great films, the Massachusetts film industry also took home Oscar gold tonight and we are poised to build on these significant achievements in the coming year,” said Betsy Wall, executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Film & Sports.
About the MFO
The Massachusetts Film Office is the official state agency charged with assisting movie-making in Massachusetts. It is located at 10 Park Plaza, Boston – within the Mass. Office of Travel & Tourism. Betsy Wall, Executive Director. Phone # 617-973-8400 . Website: www.mafilm.org.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination in order to stimulate the Massachusetts economy by generating state and local tax revenues, creating jobs, and supporting the growth of travel-related businesses. MOTT serves as a leader in the tourism industry, bringing together the public and private sectors to promote Massachusetts as a leisure travel destination. Tourism is an integral part of the state’s economy, generating more than $944 million in state and local taxes and $15.1 billion in travel related expenditures. The industry supports 127,800 in-state jobs.Website: www.massvacation.com