Record Number of TV Shows to Shoot in NY

June 8, 2011  |  

(Crain’s) — New York may no longer have Law & Order, the hit series that was produced in the city and provided thousands of jobs to local actors, caterers and assorted film crew during its 20-year run, but there are a record number of new shows jockeying to fill its shoes, according to an announcement on Tuesday from the Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development.  A record eight new shows will commence filming in the Empire State this year, bringing with them more than 4,700 new jobs, according to the agency. Thus far, most of the credit for the spike goes to an August 2010 extension of the state’s 30% tax credit for film production done locally, an incentive that was apparently too tempting for production companies seeking a bargain to pass up.

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