Some times you just don’t know how things
will turn out. We wanted to do an article about
Geoff Eads, an IATSE lighting technician and
his wife Kate McKenna, a professional baby
and family photographer because the were the
initiators of the kitchen table, organic website
SAVEMAFILMJOBS.com. As good luck would
have it Geoff has been pulling cable and grueling
hours on set and Kate has been juggling the
website, her business all while the two of them
also care for their two year old twins.
We wanted a photo of Geoff and Kate on the
cover of this edition, but we ended up with
a photo of their twin girls solely because we
couldn’t get Geoff and Kate together long enough at the same time for a photo
session. Fortunately, Kate did have a few minutes to capture her two girls, Greta and
Elsa Eads in her studio having what looks to us a really fun time with the Film = Jobs
banner. Voila! We could not have planned a better cover.
Living proof Film Tax Credits in Massachusetts serve hard working families in
Massachusetts. Read Geoff and Kate’s amazing story in this issue of IMAGINE on
pages 18 and 19. See exactly how their efforts have placed in to the marketplace
countless faces and stories about industry professionals who work in the Film and
Television industry and depend on that work coming here.
Needless to say, it’s more complicated than most will ever know. Making laws that is. Attempts to unmake law is even more complex.
My guess is most are unsure of how that happens. H. 62 is designed to take down legislation that we have fought for, improved and defended for nearly a decade. Where is the respect that should be given to all that effort? This is what we are dealing with at this juncture. There was an enormous amount of energy plowed into creating Massachusetts Film Tax Credits. I honestly don’t believe that can be undone in one session.