Dear Massachusetts member,
As you may already know, the Massachusetts House of Representatives finalized its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2014. The House budget does not include a proposal to cap the Massachusetts Film and TV Incentive, nor any other proposed roll-back to the incentive. Thank you to all the members who contacted their state representative last month to help secure this victory.
Wednesday April 10, 2013, the Massachusetts House of Representatives released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014. We are happy to report that the House budget continues full funding for the Film and Television Production Incentive – it does not adopt the cap proposed by the Governor.
Dear New England Local Member:
As part of the new SAG-AFTRA governance structure and in order to ensure representation of different types of work done by our diverse membership, your Local leadership has decided to reserve certain Local Officer positions, seats on the Local Board and Convention Delegate positions to members in certain work categories.
On Thursday March 21, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) released its report on the state’s Film Incentive Program (FIP) for the year 2011. As in past years, the DOR uses methodologies that underestimate the economic benefits of the FIP. Despite that, the report released this week clearly demonstrates that when the incentives are allowed to work, without threats of rollbacks, they bring new business to our state and create jobs.
Here are two highlights from the 2011 DOR report:Read More