NY Loves Film Newsletter
NYS Governor's Office for Motion Picture & Television 
Development

 

JAN/FEB 2013
FILMING INCENTIVES
 

Great news for New York's film and television industry: Governor Cuomo has proposed extending and enhancing the State's popular film and production tax credit program in this year's executive budget. The program, which has created thousands of jobs and injected billions of dollars into New York's economy, is positioning the state as "Hollywood East," and showing great potential for serious and sustained growth in Upstate New York.

 

In addition to fantastic and film-friendly locations throughout the State, New York offers several incentive programs which are making it the place to film and produce. Read more here.
 
PREMIERES, FAREWELLS & A GUIDE TO NY'S TV SERIES
30 Rock Series Finale

 

Thanks to New York State's Film Production Incentive program, several television programs are making their premieres or continuing their successful seasons.

 

New York has also been home to two fan favorites, Gossip Girl and 30 Rock, that ended their successful runs this season. Though they will no longer be making new episodes, we know we'll be seeing them in syndication for years to come. Read more here.

 

POST PRODUCTION REACHES NEW HIGHS
Oscar Nominated Moonrise Kingdom

 

Last July Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that boosted New York State's Post Production Credit from 10% to 30%-35%. Since the legislation went into effect, projects have been coming to New York at an unprecedented rate. In six short months, the newly enhanced Post Production Credit has received double the applications than the original 10% program received in two years. Currently the program has 51 projects participating.

 

To qualify, productions must do 75% of their post production work in New York State even if the film was made elsewhere. As an added bonus, if the post work is done upstate, the credit increases to 35%. Read more here.

 

AWARD BUZZ

 

New York productions were well represented in the list of nominees for many 2012-2013 awards, including Golden GlobesOscarsWriters GuildIndependent Spirit AwardsScreen Actors' Guild, the Producers' Guild, the Costume Designers GuildAmerican Film Institute's Annual Awards, and the GLAAD Media Awards

 

Nomination categories ran the spectrum of industry talent from Best Actor, to Outstanding Writing, to Best Performance by an Ensemble, to Excellence in Costume Design. Full list of nominations here.

 

NYFILM
New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development
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P: 212-803-2330 | F: 212-803-2339 | E-Mail: NYFilm@esd.ny.gov
RECENTLY WRAPPED FILMS
 2013 Paramount Pictures
Still of Russell Crowe in Noah 
 
There is never a dull moment in New York State when it comes to the film and television production industry, which means there are plenty of NYFILM projects filming at any given time.  

 

In the last few months New York has been home for the following feature films.  Watch for them, opening soon at a theatre near you. Full list films here.

 
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