The Case for Keeping the Massachusetts Film Tax Credit

How would the Bay State benefit from keeping the film tax credit?

The tax credit gives breaks to movie companies who film in Massachusetts. Credit: Joshua_Wilson via Pixabay.com

FILMS=JOBS State House Day

Manchester by the Sea

Opens nationwide November 18, 2016

"Manchester By The Sea" Opens Across the Country Today

Mapping Malden's rise on the movie scene

Wicked Local

Six major motion pictures have filmed scenes in Malden since 2013. Below is a rundown of the titles and filming locations, followed by some examples of how the city has spent its newfound movie money.

Movie shoots are mini-stimulus packages for Malden

“It really is like an economic stimulus package,” said Kevin Duffy, the city’s Strategy and Business Development Officer. “Why wouldn’t you say yes?”

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Worcester Magazine gives props to Westerman's

Nestled among all the hidden gems of Worcester is a treasure trove of movie magic, delightful set pieces and props that have been used in some of the biggest big-screen hits.

Dane DeBoer

March 2, 1983 - May 21, 2016

Ed Joyce

Oct 4, 1944 - May 12, 2016

Making movies in Mass. yields jobs, local spending

The Metro West Daily News

"Patriots Day" star Mark Wahlberg, left, confers with Peter Berg, right, the film's director, and actor James Colby, before filming scene where police search a house on Dyer Street in Framingham Wednesday. Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ken McGagh

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Lawrence receives $330,000 for "Live By Night" filming

Officials announced the city and area businesses are being paid $330,000 by the movie production crew -- which includes a $30,000 negotiated donation that will help make downtown Lawrence cleaner.

"The Finest Hours" Demonstrates Impact of Film Tax Incentive

“The Finest Hours,” which was filmed in Chatham, Cohasset, Duxbury, Marshfield, Norwell and Quincy during the summer and fall of 2014, bought or rented goods and services from more than 1,300 Massachusetts businesses in 155 cities and towns during the time it filmed in the state. The crew spent $1.7 million on hotel rooms and created scores of jobs, and boosted tourism, according to the MPC.

Lawrence benefits from Motion Picture shoot

A new Ben Affleck movie will begin shooting in Lawrence on Thursday. Lawrence will be compensated more than $100,000 for allowing crews to shoot there. Business owners will also receive cash.




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