New York announces new film facility plan
Authorities in New York have announced plans for a new film and TV facility at Bush Terminal in Brooklyn.
A state-of-the-art production facility spanning 100,000 sq ft will be part of the $136m ‘Made in NY’ Campus (pictured as an artist's rendering) and is scheduled to open in 2020.
“Film and television production in New York City continues to thrive and break records with nearly double the amount of television primetime series and a 40% increase in films, just in the last couple of years,” said Julie Menin, Commissioner of Media and Entertainment.
“Capitalising on city-owned assets, the Made in NY Campus will ensure that this growth trajectory continues, providing even greater economic benefit to the City and hundreds of more good-paying jobs.”
New York’s iconic locations and generous filming incentive support have helped turn the city into one of the top production hubs in the US, but space is short and at a premium.
The city’s existing production facilities include Silvercup Studios, which now offers nearly 25 stages across three sites in New York neighbourhood Long Island City and northern borough the Bronx.
Last month the governor of New York announced plans to extend the state’s filming incentive by three years, a move that has been warmly welcomed by the production industry.
New York City faces stiff competition from North American rivals like Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto.
Image courtesy of New York Mayor's Office.