My name is David Rudolph. I live and have been able to work in Chelsea, MA, my home town, on a number of feature films since the film incentives were implemented. I’ve been able to care for my 92-year-old aunt, Angela Panarese, and my 84 -year-old mother, Ida Rudolph, since my livelihood has been made in Massachusetts.
Before the Massachusetts film tax incentives, I had to take up residence in New York City for my income and health benefits.
The Massachusetts film tax incentives are working for me and my community. Since the incentives were implemented, my film industry income has allowed me to rehabilitate and maintain three properties in Chelsea.
The city of Chelsea has benefited through additional police details; paint and lumber supply stores have gained long-term clients as they have showcased their expertise; and social clubs like the Polish Political Club have rented their halls for catering film productions. All this will go away if HB 62 is passed.