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Sundance Notes: Made-in-NY <i>Patty Cake$</i>  Poised to Skyrocket
Wednesday, February 1st2017

Sundance Notes: Made-in-NY Patty Cake$ Poised to Skyrocket

David Leitner finds much to like in Sundance fave "Patty Cake$", which he saw at Sundance 2017. The film was one of 18 Made-in-NY premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival,

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California Still Top Film Locale, Study Says, But UK Makes More Money
Wednesday, July 13th2016

California Still Top Film Locale, Study Says, But UK Makes More Money

Wondering how New York faired when compared to California in feature film, TV pilot and TV series production in 2015?

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Tax Incentives and Added Silvercup Space Help Land TV Drama Quantico
Saturday, July 9th2016

Tax Incentives and Added Silvercup Space Help Land TV Drama Quantico

Joshua Safran, exec producer on ABC's "Quantico", notes that the show’s relocation to New York for its second season was the latest evidence that “Hollywood is no longer the irresistible magnet it had long been for the entertainment industry’s talent”...

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British Ex-Pat Sees Leaving EU as Gain for UK Production
Thursday, June 30th2016

British Ex-Pat Sees Leaving EU as Gain for UK Production

"I might be missing something, but while many inside entertainment appear to be very pessimistic about the effect of Brexit on their chances for obtaining investment, a huge opportunity for the UK film and TV industry is being overlooked. "As a British film and TV producer working in Hollywood, I wanted to offer a contrary view from the outside...

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Study Finds NYC Filmed Entertainment Jumps to Highest Ever Revenue of $8.7 Billion
Thursday, October 15th2015

Study Finds NYC Filmed Entertainment Jumps to Highest Ever Revenue of $8.7 Billion

A just released report by the Boston Consulting Group states that the filmed entertainment Industry now brings some $8.7 billion into the city and state economies, with good jobs growing and facilities expanding...

Events / Article
Google to host Cloud Event for Media Companies in NYC
Friday, October 2nd2015

Google to host Cloud Event for Media Companies in NYC

On October 16, Google is putting on an all-day event explaining how media companies can utilize the Google Cloud Platform and how to incorporate it into existing pipelines. Designed for content producers or those working in distribution, the event looks to be interesting and pertinent to our industry (and it’s free). Whether you are a […]

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AICP Survey Spots Economic Recovery Behind Surge in Production
Sunday, September 27th2015

AICP Survey Spots Economic Recovery Behind Surge in Production

The AICP's annual report is always useful if you want to size up the health of the commercial production industry. A boost in the economy has helped production companies, with over $4 billion in direct production expenditures for the first time...

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NYC Film Commissioner Cynthia Lopez to Resign
Friday, August 21st2015

NYC Film Commissioner Cynthia Lopez to Resign

In an announcement made earlier today by New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, Cynthia Lopez, the city’s film commissioner for less than 18 months, will resign. Lopez is to remain in office through October; Luis Castro, first deputy commissioner, will take over duties until a successor is named. News media had reported for a […]

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Check Out Filmmakers Favorite New York City Streets via Metrocosm Map
Wednesday, June 10th2015

Check Out Filmmakers Favorite New York City Streets via Metrocosm Map

Curious what streets of the city proved most alluring to location scouts and directors alike over the past few years? Check this out...

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What’s a Good Way to End </br>NAB 2015?
Sunday, May 3rd2015

What’s a Good Way to End
NAB 2015?

This was my 25th NAB. It's pretty hard to not come back without a tired, 'been there - done that' feeling after all of the hawking of gear and more that goes on at the shows. Something I came across in the final few hours of my time in Las Vegas helped me put a smile on my face again...