JASON REITMAN FILM PARAMOUNT PICTURES’ “LABOR DAY” TO BE SHOT IN MASSACHUSETTS

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MASSACHUSETTS FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES JASON REITMAN FILM PARAMOUNT PICTURES’ “LABOR DAY” TO BE SHOT IN MASSACHUSETTS

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BOSTON. MA.- May 8, 2012 – The Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Film Office (MFO) today announced the Indian Paintbrush Production film “Labor Day,” starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, will begin filming in Massachusetts this June.

The movie, written and directed by Jason Reitman (“Young Adult,” “Up in the Air”) is based on Joyce Maynard’s novel by the same name. Indian Paintbrush Productions will finance the film and produce with Mr. Mudd and Right of Way Films. Paramount Pictures will distribute.

“We are pleased to hear another feature film will be filming in Massachusetts as we continue to expand our movie-making business here,” said Greg Bialecki, the Secretary of the Office of Housing and Economic Development. “This is great news for local cast and crew who make Massachusetts their home and have more opportunities for continuous and sustainable work.”

As part of an effort to grow the Massachusetts film industry, create more jobs and increase revenue for local businesses and services, Patrick-Murray Administration economic development and film office officials led two sales missions to Los Angeles in 2011 in an effort to bring more film and television work to the Commonwealth. Together, these meetings conveyed that the Commonwealth is an ideal place for Hollywood to invest and that the state is primed for major film and television activity.

“We are excited that the Commonwealth has been chosen for yet another great project,” said Lisa Strout, director of the Massachusetts Film Office. “The combination of our strong incentive program, our experienced crew and talent, and our rich and textured landscapes help draw meaningful projects such as this to Massachusetts.”

MOTT and the MFO remain committed to ensuring Massachusetts is a choice destination for film, television, and commercial investment and maximizing the return on investment of the film tax credit program.

P3 Update Magazine recently ranked Massachusetts in the Top 10 locations worldwide and last year Boston was named the top city for film production in the United States, both highly coveted distinctions. In 2011, the feature films shot in the Commonwealth generating an aggregated spending by these productions of $222 million, according to Department of Revenue estimates. On the NBC/Universal film, “R.I.P.D.,” over 900 local crew members were hired, as well as over 1,000 background actors.

About the MFO
The Massachusetts Film Office is the official state agency charged with assisting movie-making in Massachusetts and marketing the state to national and international audiences. It is located at 10 Park Plaza, Boston – within the Mass. Office of Travel + Tourism. Lisa Strout, Director. Phone # 617-973-8400 | Website: www.mafilm.org

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Contact:
Lisa Simmons, Director of Communications
Lisa.simmons@state.ma.us – 617-973-8508

For Paramount Pictures:
Michael Agulnek, SVP, National Publicity
Michael_Agulnek@Paramount.com – 323-956-5704

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