MPC recently released a first-of-its kind study that quantifies the economic impact in Massachusetts from the filming of a single season of an episodic television and streaming production. Produced by Warner Brothers for Hulu in 2017-2018, Castle Rock was the first major scripted episodic-series to film in the state in over 25 years.
The study, conducted by Industrial Economics Inc (IEc), analyzes the "Regional Economic Impacts in Massachusetts of Castle Rock's First Season". This report demonstrates the significant and widespread impact that film production has in Massachusetts, especially in the growth of episodic TV and streaming series filming here.
Among its key findings, the study concludes this one season of a series production:
- Generated $69 million in economic activity
- Saw monies spent in 210 cities and towns across the state
View the impact study and related materials here:
- Generated $4.73 of economic activity for each $1 of tax credit issued by the state