Yonkers among New York State cities seeking film industry growth
Yonkers in New York State’s Westchester County wants to expand its film industry and sees itself as an alternative to New York City just 20 minutes away. The film office in Yonkers has undergone a makeover and authorities are chasing a film-friendlier status.
The city is aiming to reverse several years of filmmaking decline by removing location fees and launching a new website. Authorities want to capitalise on production costs that undercut New York City.
The Yonkers Stage has had great success attracting some of the biggest productions to our studio.
Roger Paradiso, Greenwich Street Production
Roger Paradiso is Co-Chairman of local firm Greenwich Street Production and spoke to the outlet: “[Our studio] The Yonkers Stage has had great success attracting some of the biggest productions to our studio and we are very excited about the Mayor’s new efforts to further Yonkers as a central city for film production.”
New York recently improved its state-wide filming incentive programme to encourage more post-production work outside New York City. Albany in central New York recently launched a new campaign promoting its filming history and studio appeal.
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