Boardwalk Empire wins biggest NY film incentive

Prohibition-era gangster drama Boardwalk Empire got New York’s biggest filming incentive payment this year, securing nearly $20m.

Prohibition-era gangster drama Boardwalk Empire got New York’s biggest filming incentive payment this year, securing nearly $20m.

Boardwalk Empire is set in 1920s and 30s Atlantic City in New Jersey but filmed largely in New York’s Steiner Studios throughout its five-season run.

Boardwalk Empire wins biggest NY film incentive

Clive Owen's TV drama The Knick (pictured), set in Brooklyn’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the start of the last century, claimed the number two spot with $16m, according to the report from the Gannett media organisation.

In total, New York State paid out tax credits worth just under $110m to around 70 films and TV shows between January and September this year.

Other big shows included Cold War spy series The Americans, which claimed $10.5m, and social drama The Affair, which was awarded $8m.

“New York State is attracting projects from across the country and around the world, resulting in a thriving production and post-production industry,” said Jason Conwall, a spokesman for Empire State Development, in comments to Gannett.

Half of the productions shot in New York State this year filmed outside New York City, Conwall added, spending $31m across the state.

Marvel Television’s latest drama series, the New York-filmed Jessica Jones, recently made its debut on Netflix and the studio praised the city as a film-friendly location.

For more on filming in New York, see our production guide.

Boardwalk Empire wins biggest NY film incentive

Prohibition-era gangster drama Boardwalk Empire got New York’s biggest filming incentive payment this year, securing nearly $20m.

Boardwalk Empire is set in 1920s and 30s Atlantic City in New Jersey but filmed largely in New York’s Steiner Studios throughout its five-season run.

Clive Owen's TV drama The Knick (pictured), set in Brooklyn’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the start of the last century, claimed the number two spot with $16m, according to the report from the Gannett media organisation.

In total, New York State paid out tax credits worth just under $110m to around 70 films and TV shows between January and September this year.

Other big shows included Cold War spy series The Americans, which claimed $10.5m, and social drama The Affair, which was awarded $8m.

“New York State is attracting projects from across the country and around the world, resulting in a thriving production and post-production industry,” said Jason Conwall, a spokesman for Empire State Development, in comments to Gannett.

Half of the productions shot in New York State this year filmed outside New York City, Conwall added, spending $31m across the state.

Marvel Television’s latest drama series, the New York-filmed Jessica Jones, recently made its debut on Netflix and the studio praised the city as a film-friendly location.

For more on filming in New York, see our production guide.

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