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Another Record-Breaking Year for Television Production in New York

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LR-New York-emailLR-New YorkEmpire State Development (ESD) announced that New York is experiencing another record-breaking year for television production. Only five months into 2014, a total of 23 pilots have filmed in New York, yielding an estimated $127 million in spending and an estimated 15,915 jobs, compared to 23 pilots filmed with an estimated $117 million in spending and an estimated 13,150 jobs in all of 2013.

Additionally, 10 series have shot in New York in 2014, yielding an estimated $346 million in spending and an estimated 18,130 jobs, compared to six series shot with an estimated $317 million in spending and an estimated 18,730 jobs through May 2013.

“The State’s film and television tax credit program is attracting a record number of productions and New York has become a top destination for filming,” said Empire State Development president, CEO and commissioner Kenneth Adams. “Governor Cuomo has made the entertainment industry a key component of our economic development strategy and the results are clearly paying off for New York State – the production and postproduction industries are growing at a rapid pace, hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested, and thousands of New Yorkers are working in the industry.”

The State’s film and television tax credit program began in 2004, and since taking office in 2011, Governor Cuomo has made it a key component of his overall strategy for developing New York State’s economy.

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and America’s Got Talent together are expected to generate more than $150 million in spending and more than 1,000 jobs, while the new Marvel series, which recently began shooting, is expected to generate hundreds of millions in spending and over 3,000 jobs over the course of production.

“The hefty increase in production for 2014 proves that New York remains vitally important on the creative side as well offering a smart tax program that keeps the cameras rolling,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment.

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