For Immediate Release
Massachusetts Production Coalition
March 4, 2015
Statement of Massachusetts Production Coalition on Governor Baker’s Proposal for the Film & Television Production Incentive
“Massachusetts doesn’t have to put one group of people out of work to help another group struggling to get ahead. Expanding the earned income tax credit is important, but kicking the strong and growing film and television production industry out of our state will only hurt our economy and result in thousands of Massachusetts jobs lost.
Even critics of the production incentive acknowledge that the film tax credit is the primary reason film and television companies come to Massachusetts.
Eliminating the Massachusetts film and television production incentive will drive jobs created by the production of motion pictures and television shows to competing states. It will destroy a growing local industry and cost thousands of local jobs with absolutely no benefit to the state budget or the working poor. “
Statement by Margie Sullivan, President of the Massachusetts Production Coalition and Executive Producer at Redtree Productions, a commercial production company in Boston.
The Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC) is the leading voice for the film, television, and media production industry in Massachusetts.