Big Developments in the Big Apple
This summer, New York Governor Cuomo confirmed the continuation of the largest television production project in its history. The groundbreaking live-action miniseries, which brings together many popular Marvel characters, engages 500 local vendors and small businesses and generates more than 14,000 production hires. This announcement exemplifies the continued growth of productions in the state and the economic benefits such productions bring to the local economy.
New York is known for its iconic cityscapes, rich history, and breadth of talented crew members. And thanks to the recently approved state budget – which includes a three-year extension of the state’s production incentive program – New York will continue to attract many film and television projects. This extension ensures stability and predictability for producers, whose shows and films employ thousands of people and support local vendors and small businesses, while contributing millions of dollars to the state economy.
And this spring, the MPAA, along with Empire State Development, the economic development agency for New York State, Urbanworld, 21st Century Fox, ABC Studios, CBS Corporation, HBO, MARVEL Television, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Stage 13, Viacom, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, hosted the New York State Multicultural Creativity Summit to help diverse creators navigate the film and television industry. New York and entertainment industry leaders are working to encourage all creators to pursue their dreams and bring more movies and television programs to life.
New York’s competitive program, coupled with the state’s efforts to encourage inclusion, ensures that local workers and businesses continue to thrive and that audiences continue to enjoy diverse, creative storytelling.
Featured Image: Idris Elba and Tom Taylor in Columbia Pictures’ The Dark Tower courtesy of Sony Pictures.