Friday, July 6, 2007

Now You Know Who to Blame for All That Filming in Brooklyn

Is your neighborhood one big, ongoing film set?

Blame it on Steiner Studios, says BusinessWeek. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting told the weekly that the number of filming days in New York City has increased measurably since Steiner (at the Brooklyn Navy Yards) opened, from 23,321 days in 2004 to 34,718 days in 2006.

That's a roughly 67 percent increase.

On the other hand, Steiner has brought the equivalent of 1,000 full time jobs to Brooklyn, and "a new cachet inside the industrial site, and in the surrounding communities," according to BW.

Steiner has even more big plans for his 15-acre studio. He has purchased the adjacent 22-acre campus and plans to expand into a 60-acre moviemaking complex within 10 years.

More here.

Photo of set up for film "Baby Mama" in front of Post Office near Borough Hall by MK Metz

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