TV Groups Pressing for N.Y. Tax Credit

Mar 10, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Members of the television and film industry are pressing lawmakers in New York to create new funding for the state’s production tax credits, the Hollywood Reporter says. The push comes from unions such as the Teamsters, as well as the New York Production Alliance, the trade paper says.
—Aimee Picchi

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  1. A response to an e-mail:
    Dear Arlene,
    Thank you for your email. The film and television industry has played a critical role in helping diversify the City’s economy, and the “Made in NY” tax credit – the only city credit in the country – has been a vital tool in assisting that growth in the industry.
    Recognizing the current fiscal situation facing the City and State’s economy, we look forward to working with the State as it modifies its portion of the tax credit so that we can retain our strength in the industry and continue to attract new films and series. Extending the film tax credit program is important to the City’s economy; moving forward, it is important that the program not exceed its budgeted amount each year.
    In the meantime, New York City continues to offer its tax credit to qualified productions as well as a providing host of other incentives – premier customer service, free permits, free locations, free police assistance, free outdoor advertising, a digital photo library, and a discount card program for productions shooting in the five boroughs.
    We look forward to assisting you with your future projects.
    Marybeth Ihle
    Press Associate
    NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
    1697 Broadway, 6th floor
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: (212) 489-6710 x247
    Fax: (212) 307-6237
    Email: mihle@film.nyc.gov

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