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Mass. Film Industry Pushes Back On Proposed Cuts

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A new study says efforts to lure Hollywood stars and independent filmmakers to Massachusetts is paying off.

The University of Massachusetts research finds the state is one of the fastest growing locations in the country for film and television production.

The film industry is seizing on the study as it battles against Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to scale back a tax credit that has drawn production companies to Massachusetts.

The new study finds that between 2005 and 2008 there has been a 117 percent growth in motion picture and video production jobs in the state and a 126 percent jump in postproduction jobs.

The study also found evidence that some of the new job growth has helped offset job losses in other hard-hit areas like construction and transportation.

This program aired on February 11, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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