More TV Pilots Filming in NYC This Year

Posted on: May 27th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

The city remains locked in the proverbial rebound phase after losing steady permit revenues from the long-running Law & Order. Nevertheless, Gotham is now courting a bevy of freshman television pilots. In the coming months, there will undoubtedly be a flurry of filming activity across the Lower East Side, and city as a whole.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that more pilots were filmed across the Five Boroughs this year than in prior seasons. Eight, in fact, including Girls, The 2-2, and Person of Interest.

“If you look at these numbers, there’s a lot of evidence to support the idea that people are finding it easier and more appealing to produce in the city,” said Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Part of that appeal stems from the state Legislature’s approval last year of $420 million in film-production tax credits through 2014.

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[Photo Credit: Wall Street Journal]

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