Production of Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Contributed Over $21 Million to the New York Economy

April 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – Production of Paramount Pictures’ supernatural thriller A Quiet Place was a booming success for New York’s local economy, according to new figures from the studio. The film, which follows a family trying to silently escape mysterious creatures that hunt by sound, generated more than $21 million in local economic activity and contributed over $12.5 million in wages to more than 600 local workers.

The production spent over 120 days shooting in upstate New York, including Pawling, New Paltz, and Little Falls. A significant portion of the production’s investment supported a wide array of in-state vendors, including numerous small businesses, such as:

-More than $4.5 million spent on local rentals and purchases for set decoration, production, and other supplies.
-More than $1.3 million spent on lodging.
-More than $560,000 on local wardrobe, including dry cleaning.
-More than $460,000 spent on transportation, including truck and car rentals.
-More than $380,000 spent on local catering and other food items for the cast and crew.

“The thrilling suspense of A Quiet Place will have audiences at the edge of their seats and New Yorkers cheering with pride,” MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin stated. “From Main Street in Little Falls to New Paltz, the film not only features recognizable backdrops, but delivers significant economic benefits to these local communities and the more than 600 New York creators and workers who brought A Quiet Place to life.”

The production of A Quiet Place is a perfect example of the impact a motion picture production can have on a local economy,” added Local 52 IATSE Motion Picture Studio Mechanics President, John Ford. “There is a great deal of competition for production locations throughout the United States and Canada. We thank Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislators for having the foresight to keep our film tax credits competitive. Without them this money would have been spent elsewhere.”

“The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in America and we have some of the hardest-working people around – we should take every chance we can get to share our natural heritage and our local talent with the rest of the world,” said U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18). “Filming for this movie alone generated millions of dollars in economic activity for the region while providing employment for hundreds of our people, and we should continue working to attract similar projects in the future.”

“New York State’s support of A Quiet Place leveraged over $21 million in economic impact and hundreds of hires in Upstate New York,” said Empire State Development President, CEO, and Commissioner Howard Zemsky. “This is a prime example of New York State’s Film Tax Credit Program working successfully to attract major productions to the Empire State and reaping significant benefits for local workforces and businesses.”

For a behind-the-scenes look at A Quiet Place, click here.

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