The June 1 edition Variety Magazine includes a number of articles highlighting production in Massachusetts. A PDF of the print edition can be found here. And look for these two editorials:
Written by Carole Horst, "Massachusetts’ Marina Studios Expands as Incentives Spur Production" includes a shout-out from Marina Studios founder, Marina Cappi. Marina Studios is a WIFVNE Corporate Member:
And written by Gregg Goldstein, "Indies, TV Productions Embrace Massachusetts Incentives" covers a number of the productions recently shooting in -- and sometimes returning to! -- the Commonwealth. Some directors make it clear they want to shoot in the region:
Cappi notes, “We actually became a member of Women in Film, worked with them, and McKenzie [O’Connell, Marina Studios COO] and I gave a keynote speech for their big conference. … I think that’s a great step because there’s already a community based here in Massachusetts that directly addresses women” in the business. Her goal is to not only build studios, but also to produce.
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For writer-director Brian Helgeland’s “Finestkind,” which will bow with a hybrid Paramount+/theatrical run, shooting in his New Bedford hometown was essential. “There was pressure to try to do it a different way, and we went up to Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a courtesy, but Brian made it clear — and I supported him a hundred percent — that unless the movie was shot in Massachusetts, he wasn’t interested in making it,” says producer Gary Foster of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment.