Location Scout Resource: Massachusetts
Location scout resources for info / data and production news about the State of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Film Office
The best choice for your next production
25% Payroll and Production Tax Credits
Plus MA Sales Tax Exemption
Deep Experienced Crew, Talent and Vendor bases
Country Quaint to Ultra Modern
Seaside to Mountainside
17th Century to 21st Century
Boston offers just what you need for smooth, efficient planning and implementation of every aspect of your film production.
To assist in pre-production and on-location plans in our city, the Boston Film Bureau will assist you by offering the following services:
Research of sites for filming
Referral and access to technical support services
Referral and access to crew, talent and other professional personnel
Liaison services between local and federal agencies, the private sector, and production companies
Assistance in securing permits or clearances required for use of public areas
Assistance in making necessary arrangements with the Police Department for traffic control, crowd control or barricading of streets
Location Scout Resource: Location Filming Boston
…via The Boston Globe / A&E / Movies / No Papa permits? No filming here. – By Judy Rakowsky / Globe Correspondent
…It had taken dozens of local, state, and even federal permits and signoffs for filmmakers to pull off this opening scene of the movie “21,” and its success hinged on the approval of one 29-year veteran of Boston City Hall: permit maven Patte Papa…
…City officials now say that opening shot is more flattering than any ad Boston could buy. And the shooting schedule held, averting gridlock at the bridge.
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Newburyport, MA – Newburyport News
Location Scout Spotlight – Newburyport MA
Mass Film Office bringing the stars to the area – The Daily News of Newburyport
To determine shooting locations, the office works with the movie’s location scout.
“Eventually, they’ll settle on a handful of locations, then the director will come out and spend a day or two in the state, going to those places,” he said. “If they like what they see in person, that’s when they make their final decision.”
Newburyport (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Possibly film locations around the Newburyport, MA area
MA Film – Developer Wants to Build
By Scott Van Voorhis | August 7, 2008 | via LocationTalk
Welcome to Southie-wood.
Developer Tim Pappas is floating plans to build an L.A.-style movie production complex on a vacant lot he owns at the corner of West First and E streets, according to state Rep. Brian Wallace (D-South Boston), who was briefed on the proposal.
MA Film – Lucent – N. Andover
Industrial Location North of Boston, MA
News and Events | Lucent building brings starpower to North Andover | Hollywood East: Massive vacant space in old Lucent building brings starpower to North Andover | By Crystal Bozek and Drake Lucas | Lawrence Eagle Tribune June 1, 2008 | …via Google Blog Alerts / Massachusetts Film Office
NORTH ANDOVER — Owners of the massive Osgood Landing may have once lamented the barren space that exists in the previously thriving manufacturing plant. But as it turns out, 600,000 square feet of vacant property is a find for Hollywood producers.
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600k sf is a LOT of space and and an almost certain playground for filmmaking – we need more iindustrial locations close to New York City like this! Own an industrial location like this? Know of an industrial location like this? Contact us!
Hometown Weekly: Medfield becomes commercialized | By Jill Bellavance | Hometown Weekly Correspondent
Medfield has hosted the filming of reality television shows and even a major motion picture. Now it seems our little town is branching out in the way of commercials.
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It all started with a cup of coffee. A location scout for a new movie stopped by the Dunkin’ Donuts on North Main Street near Shawsheen Square, noticed Letourneau’s Pharmacy and thought the setting was perfect for a drug store scene in his upcoming …
Images of Lowell, MA
Location Scout Spotlight – Lowell MA
LOWELL — The Fighter, the long-anticipated movie chronicling local boxing legend Micky Ward’s life, is inching closer to becoming reality. Scouts for Paramount Studios spent part of the weekend in Lowell, visiting sites central to the film’s plot …
Lowell is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA. According to the 2010 census, the city’s population was 106,519. It is the fourth largest city in the state. Lowell and Cambridge are the county seats of Middlesex County. Lowell is known as the cradle of the industrial revolution in the United States and many of the city’s historic sites have been preserved by the National Park Service.
Possibly filming locations in the Lowell MA area
Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. Massachusetts is the 7th least extensive, but the 14th most populous and the 3rd most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state features two separate metropolitan areas – the eastern Boston metropolitan area and the western Springfield metropolitan area. Approximately two thirds of the state’s population lives in Greater Boston, most of which is either urban or suburban. Western Massachusetts features one urban area – the Knowledge Corridor along the Connecticut River – and a mix of college towns and rural areas. Massachusetts is the most populous of the six New England states and has the US’s sixth highest GDP per capita.