New Year, New Director for the Mass Film Office

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The New Year will arrive with a thud for the Pride of Woburn, Nick Paleologos.

January 1 is the day he’s leaving his job, under pressure, as executive director of the Massachusetts Film Office.

Reports are that Paleologos is out the door because he opposed the administration’s plan to impose a cap on the state’s film tax credit earlier this year.

Nick won’t be out of work long, I predict, because, one, he’s incredibly smart and experienced; two, he’s been very successful at the film office; and, three, he’s one of the greatest guys you’ll ever meet -- a genuinely decent, kindly and generous man.

As one gentleman who served with Nick in the Massachusetts legislature some years ago put it, “Nick doesn’t have an enemy in the world.”

How effective was Nick at the film office?

Since he became executive director in 2007, more than a billion dollars has been spent on film and television production in Massachusetts.

No one should envy the person who has to follow Nick Paleologos.

No comments:

Post a Comment