Byers:Elimination of film tax credit would shatter lives
Posted: 04/09/2015 10:45:20 AM EDT
By: Jon Bishop
DEVENS — Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to eliminate the film industry tax credit would “shatter a lot of people’s lives,” according to Chris Byers, a Massachusetts native and director of marketing and operations at New England Studios, located in Devens.
“If it happened at this moment, you would lose the industry,” he said. “It would be unfortunate — not only for the production companies, because they love it here.”
He compared it to purchasing a car: You might be interested in one in Ayer that costs $3,000 and another in Lowell that is $2,000. You will opt for the cheaper one.