Kaufman And Silvercup Studios Boost Western Queens

The increase in films has resulted in an increase in staff and an increase in working commuters every day. According to Kaufman Astoria Studios executives, between 200 and 400 people work on an average television series—including writers, costume and set designers, location scouts and production assistants.

Studios have Brought an Economic Boom to Western Queens

“This neighborhood used to be full of vandalized buildings,” said Hal Rosenbluth, president of Kaufman Astoria. “Our goal wasn’t just to build a movie studio. It was to revitalize a neighborhood using the studio as a base.”

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Production Incentive Extension

“Having the Tax Credit in place encourages Kaufman Astoria Studios and its counterparts to invest in building new infrastructure to service and grow the industry. With this extension of the Tax Credit the Governor has established a win-win for the economy.”

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