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Massachusetts

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Massachusetts Film Office

Lisa W. Strout, Director

136 Blackstone Street, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02109

617.973.8400

mafilminfo@mass.gov

www.mafilm.org

Incentive

25% Partially Refundable/Fully Transferable

Project Criteria

25%

25%

25%

25%

$50K

None

$1M (for productions shooting less than 50% in-state and production expenses in MA must be less than 50% of total)

Qualified Spend

25% of qualified expenditures. Qualified expenditures include preproduction, production, and post production expenses related directly to the Massachusetts production.

Sales Tax Exemption available for qualified projects

Program Guidelines

None

January 1, 2023

Yes

Yes

5 Years

Additional Considerations

Yes

  • Non-Resident: 5.05%
  • Loan-Out: 5.05%

Incentives are fully transferable or 90% refundable.

Filing for the Sale Tax Exemption starts prior to official 12 month qualifying period, generally just prior to spending in MA on the specific production.

Webisodes are eligible on a case by case basis.