Last year was truly a historic year for film and television production in Massachusetts.
More episodic series were filmed here than any previous year, bringing more long-term financial investment, opportunities and good union jobs to the commonwealth than ever before, and the sole reason for this success is because of the Massachusetts Film and Television Incentive Program.
Unfortunately, the program automatically sunsets at the end of 2022. This means that unless the state Legislature takes action to eliminate the sunset clause of the incentive, the program will end and work opportunities within the state will go elsewhere.
Members, your involvement is needed to ensure the work opportunities in our state continue.
Although 2022 seems far away, the decisions made by series producers and studio executives to invest in multiyear episodic series and studio expansions are happening right now. With the incentive program scheduled to end so soon, how can they make the kind of serious financial commitments needed to keep the Massachusetts film and television industry successful?
We need your help! If you are interested in finding out how you can help your union keep film jobs alive in Massachusetts, please contact SAG-AFTRA New England Local Business Representative Ben Winthrop as soon as possible.
- Local News