Film tax credits: A state budget horror show?

State tax credits for the film industry, which received a tough review in the spring issue of CommonWealth magazine, got national treatment in Sunday’s New York Times, which reports that some budget-strapped states are questioning whether the lucrative tax deals for moviemakers are a good deal for taxpayers.  The Times story quotes Noah Berger, executive director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, which issued a report in April on the state’s film tax credit.  "There’s no evidence yet that this is a particularly efficient or effective way to create jobs," says Berger.