It’s the attractive film tax credit incentives that have enticed studios and major producers to come to New England and some have made multiple trips. Incentives! Transferable and Refundable Tax Credits are responsible for bringing them here. What they find when they get here is what is bringing them back.
It’s gratifying to see the number of new film and television productions that are in production or lined up to begin production in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine.
New industry related businesses are popping up everywhere. Clearly the region has rolled up its sleeves to compete for the business and become an important production Mecca in this country. And now it is fact: this is where Hollywood is spending its money, almost $4 billion of it and this looks like our best year ever.
Tax credits aside, a director is able to add uniquely distinctive characters to his cast: vibrant and rich neighborhoods, historic architecture, a sense of history, mysterious and exquisite coastlines and lake regions, fishing villages, boats, lobster traps, farms, premier academic institutions, covered bridges, modern bridges, ski slopes, beautiful flowers and trees, and perennial fall foliage. And don’t forget perhaps the most important production enhancement of all, those authentic New England accents.
Producers will find a professional production community in New England, a solid crew base, talented and well-trained actors, award winning casting agents, excellent production companies and postproduction facilities, substantial highly developed new studios and sound stages, superior camera and equipment rental groups, and innovative Film Offices.
Find out what all the excitement is about. Experience the exhilaration of shooting in New England. Take advantage of our tax credits that will allow you to do more for less. Studios, major producers, production companies and indies who have shot here are returning for their second, third, and fourth productions. That’s proof it pays to bring productions to New England.
Contact these Film Offices to give you a generous helping hand.
Connecticut Office of Film, Television & Digital Media
450 Columbus Boulevard
Suite # 5
Hartford, CT 06106
George Norfleet, Director
Mark Dixon, Production & Location Services
Ed Ruggiero, Film Tax Credit Administrator
Ellen Woolf, Production Services
Maine Film Office
Karen Carberry Warhola, Director
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
phone: 207 624-9828
Massachusetts Film Office
Lisa Strout, Director
Tim Grafft, Head of Locations
Film Office Coordinator
10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510
Boston MA 02116
- New Hampshire
New Hampshire Film and Television Office
Matt Newton, Director
State of New Hampshire Film & Television Office
19 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301
- Rhode Island
Rhode Island Film and TV Office
Steven Feinberg, Executive Director
Carol Conley, Assistant to the Director
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-FILM (3456),
(401) 222-6666 hotline
Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Michael Schirling, Secretary
One National Life Drive Davis Building
Montpelier, VT 05620
Direct 802 828-3080 Mobile: 802 917-1788