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The ‘Quid’ In Devens Film Studio’s ‘Pro Quo’

Gary Crossen, General Manager of New England Studios, a film studio at Devens, urged lawmakers to extend the tax credit for filmmakers who make films in the Bay State, scheduled to end on 2022, saying,
     “We are considering plans for a major expansion on land that we own, BUT [ed note: wait for it] we can’t commit to constructing a multi-million-dollar complex of new buildings that could be mothballed two years from now.
     "The year 2022 might seem far away, but film and series productions are making decisions now about investing and filming over the upcoming years. Without the preservation of the Production Incentive, major productions will increasingly have second thoughts about investing here. The Massachusetts film industry is ready to keep growing, investing, and creating good-paying jobs, but every day we wait to extend the Production Incentive hurts our ability to succeed."
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