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How the Film Tax Credit supports technology & innovation in Massachusetts

There is a unique parallel between Massachusetts and Hollywood. Massachusetts’ technological sector drives how Hollywood makes their films. Most of the press in covering the tax credit will cite the benefits helping the smaller businesses such as the hotel and restaurant industries, and it does do that. People who have publicly been benefiting from the tax credit are the tradesmen industries such as electrical or construction for sets. All of the local press will talk...

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A BRIEF ARTICLE ABOUT A BRIEF MOMENT – By Duncan B. Putney

I came across a quote from an Eastman College student handbook from 1884 that applies to screenwriting too; “You must walk and you must do the work. Rules are like crutches, and should not be forgotten when you are strong enough to walk or work without their aid. Think for yourself – and so digest the elements that enter into the many problems before you. You will then assimilate and make them your own, and...

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Descendants of the Past, Ancestors of the Future

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/104242543 Year Made: 2014 Description: Golden Globe, Emmy, and Drama Desk nominee Tina Chen (THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR) and Albert M. Chan (GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, LAW & ORDER SVU, 30 ROCK) star in this moving story of a multi-generational Asian-American family, and the incredible bond between them all that transcends both time and national boundaries. Andrew (Chan), the son of Chinese immigrants, is about to become a father to a baby girl....

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2016 NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL

WHAT | 21st Annual Nantucket Film Festival WHEN | June 22 – 27, 2016 MISSION | To promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema. WEBSITE http://www.nantucketfilmfestival.org/ ABOUT THE NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL | The Nantucket Film Festival was founded by brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996 to promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the fine art of screenwriting in the world of...

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High Output Expands Canton Office with Addition of Two New Hires

CANTON, Mass. (July 15, 2015) – High Output, Inc., New England’s largest supplier of services and equipment for the entertainment industry, announced today the appointment of Meghan Crimmins Young as their newest account manager and Alexa Hirsch as marketing and public relations coordinator. Young, a seasoned lighting professional with over 10 years experience in the New England theatre and events industries, rejoins the company after previously spending several years at High Output as an electronics...

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Street Art Deemed Fair Use

In a case that has implications for filmmakers; the Ninth Circuit recently held that the popular band Green Day’s unauthorized use of street artists’ work, as a video backdrop for its stage show did not violate the artists’ rights under copyright or under unfair competition law. Seltzer is an artist and illustrator who made a drawing of a screaming, contorted face called Scream Icon. He made large posters and smaller prints with adhesive backs, which...

Watch this video to learn more about how the film & television production incentive in Massachusetts creates jobs, grows local businesses, and spurs the creative economy.

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APR2016 Last year on the cover of our Production, Resource & Location Guide appeared a very contemporary building located on the campus of MIT created exactly one hundred years after the dedication of an equestrian statue of General Charles Devens, located at the Worcester, MA County Courthouse. Charles Devens was a lawyer, Massachusetts State Senator and General in the Union army. When the war started he was a major in the 3rd Battalion of Massachusetts Rifles. He was appointed colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Infantry in July 1861 and brigadier general of volunteers in April 1862. General Devens fought in the Battles of Ball’s Bluff, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Cold Harbor, and the Siege of Petersburg. He was wounded in battle at Ball’s Bluff and again at Chancellorsville. Later Devens was named Attorney General during the Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes. The bronze statue of General Devens was created by Edward Clark Potter and Daniel Chester French. It was dedicated on July 4, 1906. Interesting to note that state-of-the art New England Studios is located in Devens, MA on the former Camp Devens that became Devens Army Base and served the nation for 79 years.

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This edition of IMAGINE contains our 2016 New England Production, Resource Location Guide. Thank you to everyone who participated. You have done your part to help us create the content and substance of our outreach that we proudly print reflecting the depth and breadth of our New England production industry.

Now IMAGINE posts this 411 online for 24/7/365 searchable viewing. Our special one-of-a-kind effort begins when we take thousands of our beautiful and bold printed copies to both NAB in Las Vegas and to AFCI’s Locations & Global Finance Show in the heart of LA’s media city of Burbank. There it will be distributed to decision making industry professionals from all over the world and executives from the studios, networks, agencies, and to producers and production scouts from the greater LA area and beyond.

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