New York, NY — You know that New York is the economic capital of the world with Wall Street, The World Trade Center Buildings, Times Square, and other such places giving the city the reputation as one of the most powerful cities in the world — And you should also know that NYC is a major media production center with films such as “The French Connection,” “Annie Hall,“ “The Godfather” and the critically acclaimed TV series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel“ all having been filmed here.
If you are planning to shoot a feature film, commercial, industrial spot, music video, or any other film or video project, Blare Media can help with your New York video production. We use only state-of-the-art cameras with 5k and high-definition capture, professional crews, and the best post-production tools to impress your intended audience and make a lasting impression.
New York City is home to a number of as yet untapped film locations and video facilities that are easy to access and production friendly. New York City is also home to no fewer than 63 film festivals covering every genre from the African Diaspora Film Festival to the Zero Film Festival with the most famous being the Tribeca Film Festival, founded originally by Robert De Niro. According to Wiki, “Each year the Tribeca festival hosts over 600 screenings with approximately 150,000 attendees, and awards independent artists in 23 juried competitive categories.”
But perhaps the two biggest factors that make New York so production friendly are its range of unique film locations and plethora of professional production facilities and services. In fact, a recent study from NetCredit found that Central Park is the America’s most familiar filming location with the famous park having hosted over 532 films throughout its history. In fact, it could be said that not only is Central Park a very popular film location but the entire city of New York is a virtual film set.
New York was such an iconic location for filming that Stanley Kubrick set his 1999 film, “Eyes Wide Shut” starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the city. The rub of course, is that, in spite of Kubrick having once been a private pilot, he had become morbidly afraid of flying in his later years so the entire film had to be shot in England. In fact, Kubrick planned to film the New York-set drama entirely on location in London and had earmarked a number of locations to stand in for Greenwich Village however only two – Worship Street and Hatton Garden – were used, with the rest filmed on sets built indoors at Pinewood Studios.
Perhaps your production, like Kubrick’s, needs a real location or a real sound stage. It should be a comfort to know there are literally scores of New York City sound stages and production studios available to films shooting in NYC, many of which meet the requirements for New York’s tax incentive program. To confirm whether yours is a qualified production you’ll need to contact the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development at www.nylovesfilm.com
To learn more about the many benefits of locating your production in New York, check out the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment website for more information on everything from facilities to locations to permits and all the rest.
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