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Film Boom in Massachusetts

7/01/2008 01:30:00 AM
There was a very nice piece in the Globe this weekend on the effects of the movie filming boom in Massachusetts - filled with nice statistics.

Seven major feature films have been shot here in the first half of 2008 (two are still filming), and another two are scheduled for the second half, according to Nick Paleologos, executive director of the Massachusetts Film Office.

"If the actors don't strike we could end up with 10 or more for this year - which would be a new record," he says, noting that eight films were made in the state for all of 2007 and just two in 2006.

The article also had A few other cool tidbits of information like a snippet on Brickyard VFX, a Boston based company, is doing the visual effects for both The Proposal (here) and The Surrogates (here).

And then the bad news: Just as we attracted all these movies thanks to the movie credits, other States are now getting jealous and bumping up their tax credits.

The Massachusetts tax credit is strong at 25 percent, but this year Michigan raised its tax credit from 20 percent to 42 percent.

But then again it's winter in Michigan 11 months of the year, so hopefully the climate there will make it more difficult to film movies featuring seasons other than winter (just kidding, DanDan)

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1 Response to "Film Boom in Massachusetts"

  1. Dan Dan Said,

    Hey, not so fast! Detroit is a great city, let's not overlook all the great films set in Detroit.

    Let's see... there's the beginning of Beverly Hills Cop, where you learn that Detroit is a violent ghetto. And there's 8 Mile, where Eminem lives in Detroit in a trailer park. And there's Four Brothers, where Detroit is the scene of a violent murder orchestrated by corrupt city officials.

    Wait, wait, there's Robocop, where Detroit is a slum *in the future*.

    Okay, but at least we've got a niche...

    Posted on 7/1/08, 10:08 AM


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