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New tax credit makes Mass. attractive site for filmmakers







By Gerry Tuoti

Posted Mar 10, 2008 at 12:01 AMUpdated Mar 10, 2008 at 10:15 AM


Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s decision to film his latest feature in the city has garnered wide local attention, but the move is just the latest in a Massachusetts movie trend, many industry analysts say.


Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s decision to film his latest feature in the city has garnered wide local attention, but the move is just the latest in a Massachusetts movie trend, many industry analysts say.


“Massachusetts is among the top incentive states in the country,” said Christine Peluso, principal at Tax Credits LLC of Piscataway, N.J., a leading national company that works with tax credits in the film industry.


The state’s recently expanded film tax credits are the primary force behind Hollywood’s interest in Massachusetts, she explained.


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