Mass. film tax credits draw movies to the area

(NECN) – Several films have been setting up their production camps in Massachusetts, and, while it’s a beautiful state for a movie backdrop, there is a bottom line that’s drawing Hollywood to the Hub.

As Lisa Strout, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Film Office, explains – the film tax-cut credits are drawing filmmakers to the Bay State.

There are four major feature film projects being filming in Massachusetts communities this summer.

While it’s a tax cut for the filmmakers, it’s also a big boost for the state’s economy.

In addition to patronizing small shops and companies, production companies often rent them as film locations, and hire local technicians and drivers.

The Massachusetts Film Industry is rated in the top five of the United States.

In fact, P3 Magazine named Massachusetts one of the top 10 locations in the world

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