We are Team Crafty, a thriving new Massachusetts-based craft service company that was created directly due to the Massachusetts Film Tax Credit four years ago. Started by Framingham-born Dave Steinwachs and Dedham-born Cameron Goodrich, Team Crafty serves gourmet snacks to the cast and crew of movie and television productions.
This industry has allowed so many working families of Massachusetts to make a solid, honest living, following their passion for making movies. It has allowed many of these people to start small businesses of their own, within and outside of the industry, solely from the money that they have earned due to the film tax incentive. It has allowed these people to buy homes, purchase cars, and support their families. The only reason why these people have been able to do so is the film tax incentive.
Many producers are quite open about admitting that they are only here because of the tax break. To get rid of it would kill thousands of jobs, ruin many up-and-coming small businesses, and take a very large chunk of business away from many local vendors. The positive impact this industry has brought to Massachusetts is too impressive to ignore. We truly hope for the sake of our coworkers and their families, our local vendors, the thousands of people directly affected by the incentive, and our own business and livelihood, Massachusetts will reconsider eliminating the film tax incentive. Plain and simple, Films=Jobs.