Bay State film industry workers lobby to keep tax credits
Dozens of people from the film industry — and the cities and businesses that say they benefit from it — urged state lawmakers yesterday to reject a bill that would scale back the state’s film tax credit program, saying it would prompt the industry to leave Massachusetts for greener pastures.
Gov. Charlie Baker’s bill would restore the film tax credit to its 2005 structure, with a $7 million cap per project and the ability of filmmakers to sell the tax credits. Currently, there is no per-project cap, and the tax credits are transferrable and refundable.
The bill “sends a chilling message to... read more
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