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This year’s Academy Awards include a bit of local flavor: “Spotlight,” nominated for Best Picture, supporting actor and actress, directing, film editing and writing. Not included in the nominations: best locations, for this was a movie decidedly shot in Boston.

It wasn’t that long ago that films with Boston backdrops were filmed in Toronto or other film-friendly environs. That changed when the state introduced bigger film tax credits in 2007 — and could change again if Gov. Charlie Baker gets his way.

Baker is proposing to revert the state’s Film Tax Credit to its original form, reinstating a $7 million credit limit per picture.

It’s expected to produce $43 million in savings — but it may eliminate a crucial Boston accent in terms of production companies willing to come to the Bay State.

That’s a problem for the Devens-based New England Studios, which thus far has hosted two movies, “Tumbledown” and “Central Intelligence,” and used local backdrops. Its ability to attract productions — particularly television shows, which would create continuous and dependable revenue — rests on its ability to compete with film-friendly states.

It’s been fairly quiet on the set. Maybe a bit too quiet.

A healthy studio should create more jobs for the region, both on the lot and off-site. It also gives back to Devens, where it has paid $497,539 in taxes since its inception, according to MassDevelopment, the state agency that manages the former U.S. Army base.

Proponents of Baker’s plan say most movie money ends up in the wallets of out-of-state film employees and movie stars and should be retained by the state. To that end, can we suggest a modest proposal? Let’s ensure that Massachusetts is truly portrayed by offering the tax credit only to films that hire actors who actually manage to not mangle the local accent.