My name is Eric. In the last 25 years, I have watched the film industry grow and be able to compete internationally because of the incentive program in this state. At least 75%of my work in the industry has taken place in Massachusetts, which allowed me and many others to make a good living. It should be noted that film is no longer a “cottage industry” in Massachusetts, but a vibrant economic force employing thousands of people.
Families have moved to Massachusetts from many parts of the country to lead productive lives and earn a good income for themselves and their families. Tax incentives for film provide many jobs and revenue for the state and should remain in place as this important industry continues to grow.