Mayor Bloomberg kicks off city's TV, movie-filming season

More than 20 prime-time television series are currently being filmed throughout the city, bringing thousands of jobs to the area. Mayor Bloomberg said the entertainment

BROOKLYN - More than 20 prime-time television series are currently being filmed throughout the city, bringing thousands of jobs to the area. Mayor Bloomberg said the entertainment industry contributes more than $5 billion to the city's economy every year, and that more than 100,000 New Yorkers make their living working on film and TV sets. Bloomberg kicked off the year's television season at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, where he called for tax incentives for Hollywood studios that film in the five boroughs. City officials say there are also 4,000 local businesses, such as restaurants and hardware stores, that support on-location productions.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12's Lily Stolzberg finds out what men 1 On the Spot: Beauty Products
As News 12 has reported, Haste shot and 2 Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Police say two black men in their 20s 4 10-year-old thwarts Canarsie home invasion
The New York City Transit Museum welcomed kids 5 NYC Transit Museum welcomes kids with special needs

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE