IATSE Local 481

New England Studio Mechanics

Proudly representing technicians, artisans, and craftspeople in the motion picture industry in New England since 1989.

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"The Holdovers" shot entirely in Massachusetts and set at an all-boys prep school in the 1970s, Payne explained that he chose Massachusetts for the "economic incentives" of the 25% film tax credit. Plus, he found all the locations he needed with help from Kai Quinlan, his "location czarina." Just as important to "getting it right" are the wintry exterior looks handled by special effects (SPFX) supervisor Adam Bellao of Boston. read more
The June 2, 2022 issue of Variety features a spotlight on Massachusetts. Thanks to Lisa Strout at the Massachusetts Film Office, David Hartman at the Massachusetts Production Coalition, and many of our stakeholders for helping to pull this together. read more
The comedy family-drama film ""CODA" written and directed by Cambridge native Sian Heder received the top Academy Award for "Best Picture" in addition to bringing home awards for "Best Adapted Screenplay" and "Best Supporting Actor". read more
Mass. film workers rally outside State House in support of state's production incentive program read more
Film industry professionals from Massachusetts have joined together to advocate for the elimination of the sunset for the Film & Television Production Incentive program being considered by the commonwealth’s legislators. In turn, keeping thousands of Massachusetts Film and TV jobs alive in our state. read more
A STUDY BILLED as the first of its kind indicates the initial season of Hulu’s Castle Rock television series received a projected $14.6 million in film tax credits from the state and generated $69 million of total economic output in Massachusetts – a return of $4.73 for every dollar of tax credit. read more
Hundreds of kids in Central Massachusetts will receive new toys this week thanks to the local film industry. A recently-filmed production featuring a scene set in a toy store donated hundreds of new toys to a Worcester movie prop shop, Westerman’s. On Saturday, Westerman's will host a toy drive to distribute the toys to hundreds of local families. read more
Local 481 has released a statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests. The statement can be found on our web site and contains a link to a Google Doc containing BLM resources and donation sites. read more
Valuable resources and links to help you and your families stay informed as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses in our region and globally. read more
IATSE political and legislative director explains why OSHA mandates, pension relief and more Payment Protection Program loans are needed to protect entertainment workers. read more
The Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) has put together a list of 50+ productions that were shot in MA just in the last five years that are currently available to stream on various video on demand streaming services. read more

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IATSE Local 481
10 Tower Office Park Suite 218
Woburn, MA 01801

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