The increase in action is causing a surge in business for a range of companies and individuals related to filmmaking.
Local 481 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts has seen a 37 percent surge in members since Massachusetts’ new film tax incentives took effect last year. More than 140 new enrollees have signed on, bringing its membership to a record 537.
For years, Hollywood producers steered clear of the ‘celluloid pariah’ known as Massachusetts. But now they’re all over Boston, thanks to tax breaks and a warm welcome.
MFO Variety ad touting new Massachusetts film tax credit law.
Two thumbs-up to state officials who now recognize that they can play more than a cameo role in drawing big-screen blockbusters to film in the Bay State.
The Massachusetts legislature is ready to move on several bills to correct what are perceived as glitches in its current tax incentives for film production.
MFO Variety ad honoring THE DEPARTED as the first Massachusetts movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year.