The faces of the local people who work in the MA film industry
John :: Gaffer
My name is John, and I work in the film business in this state. I support a family of four, own a home with a mortgage, and pay taxes here. I regularly use local vendors who have invested heavily in equipment rental and services for hardware and other supplies. I also recommend other specialty local services, caterers, and hotels, as well as resorts and recreation for off hours, all of whom have grown and invested in their businesses here as a result.The Massachusetts film tax incentive has the continued potential to truly build a sustainable film industry here — one that serves not only out-of-state productions, but also productions that originate right here, especially as the growing concentration of film craft people stays here. The film industry here as backed by the state is no different than any state initiative to attract biotech or car manufacturing. In fact, providing tax incentives for the film industry here is a far better concept than the state allowing a net negative cash flow out of the state from gambling establishment licensing.
Simply click (or paste) the link below that will take you to a new site to instantly email your state Senator and Representative, asking them to support the Massachusetts families that depend on the film tax incentive. Urge them to oppose the Governor's plan, House Bill 62.