My name is John Gallo, and I work for the premier aerial lift supplier in New England, NES.
Since the Massachusetts Film Tax Credit was enacted, I’ve had the pleasure of supplying almost every film production in Massachusetts with their aerial lift needs.
Film production in Massachusetts is a differentiator for us as many of the production shoots go late into the night and over the weekend; my fellow employees and I benefit from the overtime and the extra income that it generates.
I have personally benefited from increased income that has given my family a better life. Over the last ten years, both my children were able to attend college and graduate; now my son, a graduate of Boston College, is working in the local film industry.
Please let Governor Baker know that film is an important part of the economy, not only for the local film crew who benefit directly, but also the businesses and individual employees who benefit indirectly by supplying products and services to the production companies.