IATSE Local 481

New England Studio Mechanics

Proudly representing technicians, artisans, and craftspeople in the motion picture industry in New England since 1989.

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For 16 years, Project Home Again has been donating home goods to people trying to rebuild their lives. Since the 2014 production "Olive Kitteridge," it’s accepted donated sets from over 20 films and 30 commercials shot in-state. read more
Project Home Again, a nonprofit that uses donations to help low income families fill their homes with necessities. Half of the donations in the store are from movie sets. read more
Worcester residents took notice when Liam Neeson entered the city alongside the rest of the “Honest Thief” film crew at the beginning of November, but the film isn’t the first to make it to the Heart of the Commonwealth. read more
These days, the streets of Worcester in front of Gramo's pizza shop look more like the streets of Hollywood. Crews from the upcoming action-thriller "Honest Thief" starring actor Liam Neeson filmed some scenes in downtown Worcester on Monday. read more
Boston (WHDH) - If you're a resident of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, you may have noticed snow-covered streets and sidewalks on Friday. Don’t fret, winter has not yet arrived. The small snowbanks near Pleasant Street and Sawyer Avenue are artificial and the product of a Mark Wahlberg movie production. Wahlberg, a native of Dorchester, is in town filming "Wonderland." read more
Georgia measures the full economic impact of its tax credit. It calculates both direct revenue from productions — the camera crews, local actors, filming locations, as well as indirect benefits — restaurants and coffee shops, moving companies, beauty salons and more. Here in Massachusetts, there is no report detailing the full economic impact. read more
When a major motion picture films in your neighborhood the most obvious benefits are financial. For Patriots Day, which filmed in eight locations in Malden in May 2016, the city received about $200,000. Tens of thousands more went to residents. Local businesses were compensated when the film crew used their buildings to shoot a scene, park their cars, or eat their meals. read more
Six major motion pictures have filmed scenes in Malden since 2013. Here is a rundown of the titles and filming locations, followed by some examples of how the city has spent its newfound movie money. read more
Local Prop Warehouse is an example of how the Motion Picture Tax Incentive is helping to grow an industry. read more
A Framingham security agency makes more than $1 million a year servicing one activity: the filming of Hollywood blockbusters, including "Spotlight," "Black Mass," and "American Hustle." read more
“The Finest Hours,” which was filmed in Chatham, Cohasset, Duxbury, Marshfield, Norwell and Quincy during the summer and fall of 2014, bought or rented goods and services from more than 1,300 Massachusetts businesses in 155 cities and towns during the time it filmed in the state. The crew spent $1.7 million on hotel rooms and created scores of jobs, and boosted tourism, the group said. read more
Please use the link provided to urge your senator to watch this video about the positive impact of the film and television production incentive. read more

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IATSE Local 481
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Woburn, MA 01801

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