Netflix to build sound stages in New York

Netflix is to build six sound stages in New York as part of a new production hub in the East Coast city.

Netflix is to build six sound stages in New York as part of a new production hub in the East Coast city.

The streaming giant has leased around 160,000 square feet of space in Brooklyn that will be used for the new stages, while offices will be used in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.

Netflix to build sound stages in New York
Orange is the New Black

Netflix already films movies and TV shows in New York but the planned production hub is set to deliver $100m of investment for the city and state.

The company has secured tax credits of up to $4m over ten years from Empire State Development to set up the hub.

“New York has created a film-friendly environment that’s home to some of the best creative and executive talent in the world, and we’re excited to provide a place for them at Netflix with our production hub,” said Jason Hariton, director of worldwide studio operations and real estate at Netflix.

The giant’s recent New York-based shoots have included Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster movie The Irishman, as well as hit prison drama Orange is the New Black (pictured) and the series adaptation of Spike Lee’s film She’s Gotta Have It.

Expanding its operations in New York is just Netflix’s latest move to consolidate production spaces across continental North America.

In October last year, the firm announced plans to establish a production hub on the other side of the US in New Mexico and went on to acquire Albuquerque Studios with a pledge to invest a billion dollars in the state over the next decade.

New Mexico is a popular US filming location and has already hosted major Netflix productions including Scott Frank’s acclaimed western TV drama Godless.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans for a similar production hub in Toronto by leasing existing stages from multiple studios, while the firm is also scaling up its presence in Mexico.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in New York.

Main page image: FreeImages.com/Petr Broza. Article image: JoJo Whilden/Netflix

Netflix to build sound stages in New York
Orange is the New Black

Netflix is to build six sound stages in New York as part of a new production hub in the East Coast city.

The streaming giant has leased around 160,000 square feet of space in Brooklyn that will be used for the new stages, while offices will be used in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.

Netflix already films movies and TV shows in New York but the planned production hub is set to deliver $100m of investment for the city and state.

The company has secured tax credits of up to $4m over ten years from Empire State Development to set up the hub.

“New York has created a film-friendly environment that’s home to some of the best creative and executive talent in the world, and we’re excited to provide a place for them at Netflix with our production hub,” said Jason Hariton, director of worldwide studio operations and real estate at Netflix.

The giant’s recent New York-based shoots have included Martin Scorsese’s upcoming gangster movie The Irishman, as well as hit prison drama Orange is the New Black (pictured) and the series adaptation of Spike Lee’s film She’s Gotta Have It.

Expanding its operations in New York is just Netflix’s latest move to consolidate production spaces across continental North America.

In October last year, the firm announced plans to establish a production hub on the other side of the US in New Mexico and went on to acquire Albuquerque Studios with a pledge to invest a billion dollars in the state over the next decade.

New Mexico is a popular US filming location and has already hosted major Netflix productions including Scott Frank’s acclaimed western TV drama Godless.

Earlier this year, the company announced plans for a similar production hub in Toronto by leasing existing stages from multiple studios, while the firm is also scaling up its presence in Mexico.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in New York.

Main page image: FreeImages.com/Petr Broza. Article image: JoJo Whilden/Netflix

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