Archive for category New York

NYC’s creative class job sector tops L.A., as film and TV production jumps

Teresa Novellino New York Business Journal If you’re a New Yorker and it seems as if you’re running into more film and TV shoots on the streets of Brooklyn, discovering more Gotham-based art galleries, and meeting more fashion-tech types based in New York City, it’s not your imagination. A “Creative New York” report released Tuesdayfrom the […]

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New York surges to No. 2 in feature film production

Robin K. Cooper Albany Business Review New York climbed up to No. 2 in feature film production, behind only California after tripling its movie production in 2014. A study by FilmL.A. in Hollywood shows that New York jumped from seventh to second in film production last year by producing 13 movies, compared to four a […]

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Tax breaks for the rich and a private jet for Cuomo

Governor’s close relationship with Hollywood executives reveals questionable priorities The television and film industry is hardly hurting financially, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo insists on helping to alleviate its monetary “burdens” – if we can even call them that – with $420 million in tax breaks. On Thursday Wikileaks released a searchable database of Sony documents […]

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Report: Leaked emails show Hollywood support for Cuomo due to film tax credit

A state tax credit for filmmakers in New York State has members of the film industry supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo. Emails leaked by WikiLeaks show Sony executives pushed donating to Governor Cuomo because of his support of the film tax credit. Sony executives wrote in an email they were committed to helping raise at least $50,000 by […]

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Report: Film, TV industry generates $533M, 600+ jobs in Nassau

By ROBERT BRODSKY The film and television industry generated more than $533 million in economic activity in Nassau County and led directly to the creation of more than 600 jobs from 2013-2014, according to a new county analysis. The report by Camoin Associates of Saratoga Springs focused on the filming of movies, TV shows, commercials, […]

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New York State Exposed: Millions in tax credits going to movie production in NY

By: Brett Davidsen In the spring of 2013, the streets of Rochester were taken over for two weeks for the production of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now next month, more filming is coming to New York State and upstate. The sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be shot in New York City with some […]

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City engaging in a worthwhile effort to attract lucrative film production work

Buffalo wants a piece of the film industry pie, and the potentially lucrative benefits that will go with it. Getting a film, or even part of a film, shot in the city could provide significant economic spinoff, along with a possible boost in civic pride. Mayor Byron W. Brown pointed to the possibility of new […]

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