The tax credit gives breaks to movie companies who film in Massachusetts. Credit: Joshua_Wilson via Pixabay.com
2016's Academy Award-winning "Manchester By The Sea", filmed right here and crewed by our members
Six major motion pictures have filmed scenes in Malden since 2013. Below is a rundown of the titles and filming locations, followed by some examples of how the city has spent its newfound movie money.
“It really is like an economic stimulus package,” said Kevin Duffy, the city’s Strategy and Business Development Officer. “Why wouldn’t you say yes?”
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Nestled among all the hidden gems of Worcester is a treasure trove of movie magic, delightful set pieces and props that have been used in some of the biggest big-screen hits.
"Patriots Day" star Mark Wahlberg, left, confers with Peter Berg, right, the film's director, and actor James Colby, before filming scene where police search a house on Dyer Street in Framingham Wednesday. Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ken McGagh
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Officials announced the city and area businesses are being paid $330,000 by the movie production crew -- which includes a $30,000 negotiated donation that will help make downtown Lawrence cleaner.
“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, according to the MPC.