For years, while Boston had no formal film liaison, Patte Papa stockpiled knowledge as she oversaw events from the Boston Marathon to the gay pride parade. Now her experience is enabling the city to juggle multiple films at once.
The former Lucent plant on Route 125 has landed on a short list of prime filming spots across the state.
Lynn became the area’s latest Hollywood backlot yesterday as the cast and crew of “The Surrogates” shot scenes inside the former Security National Bank.
In a report issued earlier this week, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) predicted that the newly enacted film tax credits could bring in over $700 million of new investment and more than 5,000 new jobs.
A pair of longtime Boston-area video and film equipment companies are teaming up to cash in on the surge of Hollywood movies filming in the Bay State.
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Local restaurants have been busy servicing the cast and crew, and Laverne Lovell’s flower shop has been busy filling orders, including a recent arrangement for Sir Ben Kingsley.
Voters yesterday gave an enthusiastic green light to a proposal to build a movie studio on 300 acres of town-owned land a few miles from the Bourne Bridge.
The recent boom in feature films being made around Boston has led to all kinds of action for people who want to act out their dreams.
Voters here have seen the message on 1,500 lawn signs, seen it on TV ads, read it in e-mails and pamphlets, and heard it in phone and personal pleas: Say “Yes to the ROCK.” That’s the rallying cry for a citizens’ committee that has blitzed the town with their message about Question 3, a nonbinding referendum on Saturday’s ballot in Plymouth.
The city has reeled in a big one — and there may be a few more on the line. Production crews for a new Bruce Willis movie, “The Surrogates,” are set to start work in Worcester Monday and will stay through August.
To those who wonder whether there’s room in Massachusetts for two major movie studios, the answer from the studios is an emphatic yes.
It’s too soon to know whether private investors will build production and post-production facilities without a costly new tax incentive.
MFO Variety ad congratulating 21 on being the number one movie in America.
Crews from This Side of the Truth, the romantic comedy that begins filming in Lowell tomorrow, have made their mark on the local economy.
88 film productions with end dates between 2006 and 2008 spent a total of $544 million in the state.
Plymouth Rock Studios hopes to be open for business by Christmas 2010.
The people who used to work at the Wittenden Mills in Taunton, Massachusetts had no clue their workplace would someday serve as the set for a movie flashback to the Holocaust death camps. Paramount Pictures is filming at the abandoned industrial site.
Thanks to the state’s newly renovated film incentives, film production in Massachusetts, which struggled along at one or two pics per year, has ballooned to an anticipated six or seven features shooting simultaneously this spring.
The Bay State is fast becoming a favorite location for Hollywood filmmakers, with Taunton’s Whittenton Mills undergoing the latest cinematic transformation into a World War II concentration camp for the upcoming film “Ashecliffe,” directed by Martin Scorsese.