Six years into the state’s film tax credit program, the Commonwealth has spent more than $300 million subsidizing dozens of films — many of which have returned the favor by portraying Massachusetts as a haven of criminals, egomaniacs, and worse. If one of the credit’s purposes is to burnish the state’s image, the release of “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy new comedy set in the South End, is a good opportunty to ask whether the public is really getting its money’s worth.
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help