If you watch television, movies, or surf the web, you have seen our work. Local 481 represents over 900 of New England’s most experienced motion picture technicians and craftspeople working behind the camera.
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“The Finest Hours,” which wrapped up filming with a week in Chatham, depicts the true-life rescue of 32 men aboard the Pendleton in 1952, when waves from a severe nor'easter snapped the 503-foot tanker in two.
While the latest report from the state Department of Revenue indicated that most of the spending attributed to the Massachusetts film tax credit in 2012 went out of state, proponents of the initiative say that an increasing number of locally filmed productions have spread out beyond Boston, helping small businesses and tourism in the suburbs from Lincoln to Quincy to Saugus.
In early January, twenty-six Local 481 members came to the oldest community theatre in the United States to build the set for The Footlight Club production of Boeing Boeing. The set build was the focus of two Construction Dept. classes.
This partnership began three years ago through the efforts of Local 481 members Jay Larson, Adam McClain and Mike Krause.