It has been an amazing packed year so far. As the summer winds down, a busy production season continues, and the fall comes into view, we want to take a moment to share some important updates and recap a few highlights to date.
If you haven't already, we hope you will join MPC today to be part of this growing community with us. So much more to come!
As you know we are working hard to remove of the "sunset" date of the state's film and television incentive program, currently set to expire in the end of 2022. Below is a summary of updates in this campaign.
We are supporting a House and Senate bill to become law that would remove the "sunset" date.
Through a tremendous outreach campaign, we achieved 114 co-sponsors to the House and Senate bills in the legislature. Demonstrating incredible support to continue the film and television incentive program.
Our bills received a public hearing by the Joint Committee on Revenue in June. For this occasion we also organized a State House Rally attended by hundreds of industry members to visit their legislators offices, tell their stories, and build support for the bills.
Over 4,000 grassroots email messages have been generated to legislators throughout this campaign to date. Terrific work!
We released a new animated video outlining the economic impact of the incentive program to lawmakers.
Throughout the fall we will continue to distribute regular communications in the State House highlighting the local impact of the incentive and growth in our industry, as well as organize special meetings and set visits with legislators within their districts with local workers and business, among other events within and outside the State House.
There will be new calls to action as this legislative session continues and our campaign intensifies to educate lawmakers and encourage them to act. Please follow updates, learn about the legislative process, and watch for important calls to action on our Advocacy Center page.
Your support is needed to continue this important work. We hope you will consider making a contribution today to this campaign to Keep MA Film Jobs Alive!
New Business Members
Join us to welcome these new members! We're so thrilled to have an impressive range of companies and institutions become part of MPC's community. Learn about them in our Company Member Directory.
Hawke Commercial Filmmaking
Lesley Art + Design
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
SPGS / ShowRig Boston
Studio 25 (Boston 25 / WFXT)
The Record Co.
Programs & Community
This Winter through early Summer we produced our most ambitious lineup of programs ever with some really special events including..
Member Meetings (Winter & Spring)
The 2nd annual Women Connect event
A 3-part Commercial Producing workshop series
Student Film Showcase with IFFBoston
And we're not slowing down!
Save the date for the Fall MPC Meeting on September 23rd at District Hall.
Watch for announcements soon for a really special lineup of fall events, including upcoming Member Meetings, a brand new Workshop Series, special one-off events... and the annual Mass Media Expo on Saturday, Nov 2nd!
MPC's Higher Education Consortium is also organizing a new Student Media Summit in the fall. We look forward to sharing more on the progress of this important membership group soon.
Thanks to you the most for your participation in these efforts. You make this community special and we're truly excited to work together to build a bright future together with you!