APRIL 2019 E-NEWSLETTER
Netflix   Creating New  Production Hub in NYC 

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with more than 139 million paid subscribers in over 190 countries - they're also a valued part of the New York State production community, with the five Marvel Defenders series ( Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders ) representing the largest television production project in New York State history, engaging 500 local vendors and more than 14,000 production hires. Read the full story here.  

 
New York State Film Tax Credit Program Extended Through 2024
 
New York State showed its continued support for the film and television production industry this month by extending the Film Tax Credit Program through calendar year 2024. 

Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages, said New York's "booming" TV and film production industry creates well-paying jobs each year and the program's extension ensures productions will continue to come to the state and generate revenue for smaller businesses that work with those productions.  Read the full story here.

2019 Boasts Best First Quarter Ever 
  Almost 100,000 Hires Working on Wide Range of Film & TV Productions    


Best-ever first quarters are an annual occurrence with New York State's film tax credit program with a steady, year-to-year rise in the numbers of film and television production applications, hires and spending.

This year's no different with a significant increase from 2018 in all of the key indicators-number of applications, hires, and estimated spend.  Read the full story here.

The Dead Don't Die to Open Cannes Film Festival 

Where could you have witnessed post-apocalyptic, half-dead humans dining at an upstate New York restaurant last summer?  "The locals got used to seeing tables full of zombies," said Carter Logan, a producer of the latest Jim Jarmusch film, The Dead Don't Die, who described filming in the Hudson Valley last year.  

La Cabana on Main Street, in the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns was a frequent eating and catering hub for the cast and crew, including the zombie extras in full makeup and costume, while on location in July and August of 2018.  Read the full story here.

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Film Festivals & Events
Film Festivals take place in New York State throughout the year. Click here to view a list of upcoming festivals.

TV Premieres & Film Releases
The schedule of television premieres and film releases continues. Click here to view a list of upcoming television shows and films that participated in New York State's production and post-production tax credit programs with upcoming release/premiere dates.
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor |   Howard Zemsky, ESD President, CEO & Commissioner
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