My name is Stephen McCarthy, and for more than 30 years, Boston has been my home base as a documentary cinematographer. I’m a native of Arlington, MA, and my teenaged daughter is a student in the Boston Public Schools. My work has taken me to every state in the Union and to more than 40 countries around the world. A thriving motion picture production community means that I’m able to draw on the knowledge, skills, and infrastructure of a mature, professional workforce that is on par with the area’s world-class scientific, academic, and artistic resources. It’s quite clear to me that the tax incentive has succeeded not only in attracting producers to the state to make movies but in sustaining a technologically sophisticated local community of filmmakers well-equipped to explain to the world the cutting-edge scientific, medical, and technology advances being made here.