Lights, Camera, Action!

The Queens Gazette reports that Kaufman Astoria Studio's plans to construct a new outdoor movie studio lot in Astoria have been approved, making New York City an attractive destination for film and television clients.

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced on May 9 that the National Park Service (NPS) has given final approval to Kaufman Astoria Studio’s designs and plans to open a new outdoor movie studio lot next to their soundstages in Astoria, Queens. Last week, Schumer called on the National Park Service to immediately give final sign-off on a plan, which had received prior approval during the community planning process, to move forward with construction the studio. Delays in the approval process could have resulted in Kaufman Studio’s missing the lucrative summer 2013 filming season and added additional cost to the project. NPS informed Schumer’s office today that they have now approved the new design of the studio lot on 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues.

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