With numerous hit shows being filmed at western Queens’ two studios— Silvercup and Kaufman Astoria— Astoria and Long Island City have become a hub for development.
On the heels of Silvercup Studios expanding its footprint into the Bronx, four students from New York City area colleges and universities are participating in a new internship program at the studio's expanded facility, Silvercup North, this fall semester.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Silvercup North, a new film and television production facility in the South Bronx. Silvercup Studios, one of the leading independent, full-service film and television studios in the Northeast, built the $35 million studio complex to help meet the growing needs of New York’s booming film and television industry. The new facility – Silvercup’s third New York studio – and the productions that will occupy it will create an estimated 400 well-paying production-industry jobs, as well as generate local revenue through the purchase of materials and other goods and services. Silvercup was awarded a $1.6 million performance-based grant through the New York City Regional Economic Development Council to assist with the construction, renovations and purchase of machinery and equipment for the new facility. The project created approximately 100 construction jobs.
Summer production heats up in Long Island City as Amazon and Netflix also rent TV stage space
Silvercup Studios CEO Alan Suna talks to Real Estate Weekly’s Dan Orlando during the 120th Annual REBNY Banquet.
TV and film production in New York seems to be booming, with 46 episodic TV shows produced here in 2014-15, up from 29 the year before, and 250 films so far this year, compared with 194 for all of 2014. What's the story at Silvercup?
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted 10 New York-produced primetime television shows that are premiering next week for the fall season on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX. The television shows have spent approximately $596 million combined on production in New York State, and hire more than 34,000 crew and extras. These 10 series premieres represents a significant increase in New York-based shows on air, as there are now more series airing this year than in all of 2013, which was a record-breaking year. (Read the full story)
New York state's film tax credit has drawn its first foreign TV production to the city.
Brooklyn Taxi, a show about a police detective whose lousy driving skills push her to hire a cab driver as a chauffer, began filming on Monday. Based on a popular series of four movies set in Marseille, France, called Taxi, the TV show will be shot on location in Brooklyn and at Silvercup Studios in Queens. (Read the full story)