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How local businesses have profited from the filming industry

A pizza restaurant was made over into a Cuban cafe on Revere Beach Blvd. across the street from Revere Beach to transform the look of the beach into Miami Beach where a scene from the movie Black Mass will be filmed there for the next several days.
A pizza restaurant was made over into a Cuban cafe on Revere Beach Blvd. across the street from Revere Beach to transform the look of the beach into Miami Beach where a scene from the movie Black Mass will be filmed there for the next several days. John Tlumacki/ Globe Staff

A sampling of how some local businesses and organizations have profited from the local filmmaking industry:

■  Growth in membership of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 481: From 325 in 2006 to about 900 currently.

■  Number of local vendors used for filming of “The Equalizer” by Local 481 members: More than 3,000 in 45 communities.

■ Of the 40 film and television productions that Local 481 members worked on since 2011, 70 percent of shooting days were outside of Boston.

SOURCE: IATSE Local 481

Major productions (with budgets of over $250,000) filmed in Massachusetts:

2011: 9

2012: 15

2013: 23

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2014: 30

From 2011 to 2013, 108 local communities hosted film productions.

SOURCE: Massachusetts Film Office

Financial benefits for Massachusetts:

■  New state revenue generated by the film tax incentive program in 2012: $10.6 million

■  Of $304.4 million in spending generated by the tax credit in 2012, $100.6 million was spent in Massachusetts.

■  98 productions filming in Massachusetts in 2012 received $78.9 million in tax credits.

SOURCE: Massachusetts Department of Revenue


Katheleen Conti can be reached at kconti@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @GlobeKConti.