My name is Tim Gorman and I moved to Boston in 2002 after working in film production in Prague for a decade and have watched Massachusetts grow a thriving film industry which I have been proud to be a part of. In my role as a liaison between the film crew and the communities we film in, I have seen first hand the benefits bestowed upon the countless entities we write checks to: schools, churches, homeowners, businesses large and small.
I have also seen the hometown pride displayed by those who get a thrill out of having something filmed in their neighborhood. It’s these benefits, tangible and intangible, that will disappear if the tax incentives that draw filmmakers to our State go away. I have chosen to make Massachusetts my home and my wife and I are raising our children here. We too will likely have to go away if Governor Baker’s proposals are enacted.