Archive for category New York

Film Professionals, Local Officials Applaud Film Tax Credit For HV, Catskills

By ALLISON DUNNE New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that expands the additional 10 percent Empire State film production tax credit to counties in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. It also raises to 40 percent the tax credit offered elsewhere in the state. Local officials and film professionals have high hopes. A former rail […]

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Map: Here’s Where Most TV & Movie Productions Film In NYC

BY JEN CARLSON The Financial District is a favorite spot to film, according to a new data dump that highlights when and where both television and movie productions have set up around NYC for the past four years. Penn Station, Greenpoint, and the picturesque West Village were other top spots. According to the data Renthop compiled—taken from […]

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Film production tax credit approved for eastern NY counties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – The state Legislature has approved an expansion of state movie production tax credits to eight eastern New York counties after a lobbying effort that included numerous celebrities from the Hudson Valley and Catskills. The state budget in 2014 created a 10 percent film tax credit for much of upstate New York, […]

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DGA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

The New York Assistant Director Training Program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors in Film, Film Television & Commercial production. This is a two year program consisting of up to 350 days of on-the-job training combined with seminars and special assignments. A rotation system places Trainees […]

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Film and TV jobs are migrating to New York and Atlanta, but workers are still better off in L.A.

Annlee EllingsonStaff WriterL.A. Biz My husband returns home next week after living in Atlanta for six months. We moved to Los Angeles 17 years ago because it’s the entertainment capital of the world, and he worked steadily in television here for a decade and a half. But like for many Hollywood workers and their families, […]

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TV Boom Drives $8.7 Billion Production Spend in New York City

Gordon Cox Legit Editor Brent Lang Senior Film and Media Reporter Spending on filmed production in New York City has grown a whopping $1.5 billion in the last four years, hitting a total of $8.7 billion on the back of a TV boom that has also helped push the total number of full-time equivalent employments in the filmed […]

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Film-tax credits: NY paying $38K a job

Joseph Spector, Albany Bureau Chief ALBANY – How lucrative are New York’s film-tax breaks? Studios are getting $38,000 for every full-time job they create, a report by a state-hired consultant found. At a time when the $420 million-a-year in tax breaks has drawn increased scrutiny, a state consultant’s report quietly released in March raised new […]

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Silvercup Studios Is Turning a Bronx Warehouse Into Its 3rd Production Complex

By WINNIE HU   The borough known as the birthplace of hip-hop will soon be expanding its entertainment credentials. Silvercup Studios, the home for the television series “Girls,” “Person of Interest” and “Elementary,” among others, announced on Monday that it was converting a Bronx warehouse into a 115,000-square-foot complex for film and television productions. The $35 […]

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A Film-Set Recycling Depot Closes Because It Didn’t Get Enough Props

BY GARRETT PHELPS You may have been shocked to see David Letterman’s entire set hauled into a dumpster the day after his final episode aired, but it came as no surprise to Eva Radke. During her 15 years in the film and television industry, she saw plenty of perfectly good stage materials thrown into the trash heap. One incident involved […]

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television and Ghetto Film School Launch College Residency Program

The summer instructional program for GFS LA Fellows will be held on the LMU campus in July Industry experts including Roberto Orci, James Wong and Melissa Blake are guest teachers for the program LOS ANGELES and SOUTH BRONX, N.Y., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television (SFTV), one of the top films schools in the […]

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