With a minimum spend of only $50,000 per project, and no annual or project cap on its 25% production and payroll tax credits, Massachusetts pulls in multiple films and TV shows each year. It also helps that the state offers such backdrops as bucolic New England towns, Atlantic coastlines, noted institutions of higher learning and South Boston’s grungy working-class neighborhoods, with their multiple ethnicities and rich family life.

Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.