The feature film “Bride Wars” is now filming in and around Boston.
This is the second film to be made in Massachusetts by Academy-Award nominated actress Kate Hudson since the new tax credits / revenue giveaway program was passed by The Commonwealth, a couple years ago.
The Massachusetts tax credit program allows producers to submit receipts for salaries paid to any employee, including film stars. The Commonwealth then pays out 25% in state revenues, in return.
By my back-of-the-envelope calculations, Ms Hudson has done quite well – she’s definitely “Made it in Massachusetts”. A rough guess would be that she earned $2 million per film, or $4 million, total? On top of that, Massachusetts taxpayers have given her $1,000,000 in the past two years.
Welcome back, Kate!