Fuhgeddabout L.A.! New York's a booming mecca for TV and film these days

An editorial by the New York Daily News talks about the growing TV and film production business in New York City that has resulted from New York state's film tax credit. Senator Gianaris is a supporter of the film tax credit and helped bring it to fruition.

Think you’re in Hollywood? Think again.


These are just some of the stars filming on soundstages and streets not very far from where you live.


TV and film production is booming in New York City, prompting local studios large and small to increase their space to keep up with the demand.


Last week, Steiner Studios — the home of “Boardwalk Empire,” “Damages,” and the second season of HBO’s “Girls” — raised the curtain on a major expansion. It will add five soundstages — 45,000 square feet — to its sprawling production facilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.


That’s part of a larger, $95 million plan to roughly double its size within the next 18 months.


“This is New York’s business to lose,” Steiner Studios Chairman Douglas Steiner told the Daily News. “The film and television industry wants to shoot here.”

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