My name is Michael Peterson, and I currently work as a set lighting best boy. I graduated from a Massachusetts high school, attended a Massachusetts state college, and have been working in the Massachusetts production world for 19 years. I was also married and had three children in Massachusetts. I know I could not have gotten where I am today without the tax incentive. I would have to move to another state, or across the country, if I wanted to get the position I currently hold. My wife and children are very patient with the long hours I work and the stress that comes with it. But at the end of the day…I love my job. How many people can say that?
We have amassed a spectacular group of creative individuals who continue to pleasantly surprise production companies with their abilities. Project after project is coming through and realizing that the talent is here. We have continued to grow each year of the incentive. More and more local people are filling the positions that were first occupied by out-of-town folks.
To really enjoy your job and to be excited about going every day is something not easily found. Knowing that I can follow my passion and provide for my family is amazing. Thank you Massachusetts!
We continue to work…so the incentive is working.