R.I.P.D., starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, to create local jobs and
economic activity within the Commonwealth

Charlestown went Hollywood as Ryan Reynolds and the cast of “R.I.P.D.”
took over streets near the Warren Tavern. R.I.P.D., a supernatural action-
adventure from Universal Pictures, began principal photography in
Massachusetts this September and that production will occur entirely in the
Commonwealth. Through early 2012, the project will create jobs and
significant economic activity while boosting the state’s growing film industry.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the incredible talent and versatile
locations the Commonwealth has to offer, Top producers and filmmakers,
like Universal, are recognizing Massachusetts as a great place to grow the

creatures who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.R.I.P.D. is
directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and produced by Neal H. Moritz (the
Fast and Furious series, I Am Legend), Michael Fottrell (the Fast and Furious
series, Live Free or Die Hard) and Mike Richardson (Hellboy, Hellboy II: The
Golden Army).

“Universal’s R.I.P.D. will put hundreds of local craftspeople and technicians
to work,” said Chris O’Donnell, Business Manager of I.A.T.S.E. Local 481.
“While creating the sets, lighting, costumes and all that it will take to make
this film, this talented workforce will earn very good wages and receive
health and retirement benefits for themselves and their families.”

“We are grateful to Universal for partnering with the Commonwealth in this
valuable opportunity,” said MFO Director Lisa Strout. “It is a chance to prove
that we can handle any size, type and genre of film and that we have world-
class crew, talent and business bases.”

MovieMaker magazine recently ranked
Boston the No. 1 city in the country to
film, a highly coveted distinction.
Additionally, several Massachusetts-based
films received Golden Globe and Academy
Award honors this past awards season.
From 2006, when the film tax law went
into effect, to 2009 local production
activity increased significantly, generating
$161.2 million in new revenues, creating
more than 1,800 new jobs and marketing
the state to national and international
audiences. MOTT and the MFO remain
committed to ensuring Massachusetts is a
choice destination for film, commercial and
advertising investment and maximizing
the return on investment of the film tax
credit program.
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“Creating jobs is a top priority for our
administration, and this film comes at the
right time,” said Lieutenant Governor Tim
Murray. “The length and scope of this large
production will leverage increased job
opportunities for Massachusetts residents
and also increased revenues for area
businesses within the Commonwealth. The
Commonwealth is an ideal place for
Hollywood to invest and that the state is
prepared for increased film and television

R.I.P.D., which will be released in theaters
on June 28, 2013, stars Ryan Reynolds and
Jeff Bridges as two undead police officers
dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In
Peace Department to protect the world from
an increasingly destructive array of