My name it Elliott Adkins. I live in Marblehead, MA, and I work in the film industry. In 2008, I moved here to Massachusetts from Daytona Beach, FL. In 2009, I started working as a production assistant and have since been working in the office as the assistant production office coordinator, or APOC, for various commercials and feature films in the area.
Working in the office alongside the “above-the-line” crew and the accounting department, I personally see the generous amounts of money spent locally, daily. Our money is well distributed into whichever town/community we have the pleasure of filming in that day, week, or month — we spend on everything from hotels and restaurants, to police details, hardware stores, local plumbers, carpenters, and electricians.
I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with so many awesome and truly talented people here. I love what I do and hope to continue my career here in Massachusetts for years to come. I can name a million reasons the Massachusetts film tax incentive is beneficial to more than just the people in the industry. It’s much more difficult to find a reason to get rid of it.