New England Studios film facility set to open in Devens
Boston Business Journal, Posted: September 09, 2013 at 5:30 AM
By: Jon Chesto
After years of behind-the-scenes prep work, the state’s first film studio is finally ready for its debut in the spotlight.
When the curtains are raised on New England Studios this month, the project will have the potential to break the state’s film industry out of a plateau where it’s been stuck since 2011. Feature film work boomed here in 2008 and 2009, thanks to generous state tax incentives, and then slowed to a trickle in 2010. A modest rebound followed, but the amount of work still hasn’t come close to what Massachusetts saw five years ago.