Kenneth Adams, Empire State Development president, CEO and commissioner highlighted the economic benefits resulting from The Other Woman filming primarily in New York State. Principal photography for the movie, which opened this weekend, began in Spring 2013 and spent 56 days filming on Long Island and in New York City, as well as on location in Yonkers and Harrison, Westchester County. The production hired more than 3,000 local crew and extras, and provided a big boost to local vendors during filming, spending $11.5 million at area businesses for a variety of services and nearly $600,000 on hotel rooms alone. In total, The Other Woman spent more than $37 million during production in New York State.
“From our small towns to our big cities, New York State offers the perfect environment for filming major motion pictures,” said Adams. “Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s efforts, and initiatives like the New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program, the film industry has created thousands of jobs by attracting productions like The Other Woman to film in the Empire State, which boosts local businesses and generates important revenue for our local and state economies.”
Local vendors that benefited from The Other Woman represent a variety of industries, including production and postproduction services, as well as transportation, lodging, and catering businesses, among others. For example, more than $700,000 was spent at New York-based Camera Service Center on camera, grip and electronic equipment for the production. And Mr. X Gotham generated nearly half a million dollars in business from the film.
Tom O’Donnell, president, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 said, “The recent release of the Fox feature film, The Other Woman, is another illustration of the success of Governor Cuomo’s Film Tax Credit, in the quality jobs it creates and monetary residue it leaves behind in the communities of New York. It should be noted that New York City was not the only beneficiary as more than one third the film was shot in Westchester and Suffolk Counties.”