The film and television incentive creates and supports thousands of jobs throughout the state – from the sales representative at a lighting rental company, to the forklift operator at the local lumberyard, to the costumer on the film set. From 2006 to 2015, over 15,500 new jobs were created with an average salary of over $67,000. 70% of those jobs went to Massachusetts residents.
For example, Hulu’s series Castle Rock employed over 1,000 Massachusetts residents, Patriot’s Day employed over 750, and I Feel Pretty over 700.
Jez Insalaco, Costumer (Graduate of Emerson College, 2016)
“I decided to stay in Boston to start my career, despite every intention of moving to Los Angeles, because of one simple thing: there is work here. Tons of it. By bringing so many movies & TV shows into Massachusetts, the production incentive has allowed me to be employed full time in the field I am passionate about and went to school for. My union film job has allowed me to pay off debt, have a car, and afford an apartment in Boston.”
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