My name is David Parsons, and I have worked in movie set construction for the past eight years. Being a foreman in the mill shop, I am aware of the thousands of dollars spent in local businesses for construction materials because we work closely with them to supply our construction needs. In 2007, when I started in this industry, the downturn in the economy was significant, and the opportunity to work in film construction positively impacted my ability to provide for my family and send my daughter to college.
Additionally, two movies (Labor Day and The Judge) have recently been filmed in my hometown of Shelburne Falls, MA. I saw firsthand how our local businesses in our small town benefited financially from this opportunity, which spread goodwill throughout the community. Please help save our jobs.