The movie business is on a tear in Massachusetts. It's part of the payoff from a generous but controversial tax break for the industry.
How long will the cameras and the good times roll?
The number of major productions with budgets of at least a $250,000 is on the rise in the Bay State. There were just 9 in 2011, with 23 in 2013 and 22 in the first six months of this year. The figures include TV and film.
These projects provide work for at least 4,500 film professionals in Massachusetts.
Lisa Strout, the director of the Massachusetts Film Office, and Chris O'Donnell, the business manager of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts Local 481, join Peter Howe on CEO Corner to discuss.
What cities are giving Massachusetts the biggest competition in the film industry? Does the state have a big future in television?
In this segment, Strout and Chris O'Donnell talk about prospects for the future, as well as some of the interesting ways they spend their days.