Originally Posted On October 1st, 2013 by Broadcast Engineering
A Super Session at this year’s Content and Communications World (CCW) Show on November 13-14 in New York, will look at the benefits and drawbacks of such increased activity for both the city, state and residents who live there. The panel discussion, “NY TV & Film at All Time High – Is It a Good Thing?,” will be moderated by Mike Jackman Co-Chair, New York Production Alliance, and Executive Vice President of Post Production at production company FilmNation Entertainment. Jackman is also Senior Vice President, at Brevity Ventures and a filmmaker with over 25 years of experience in various aspects of the business.
“We want to point out the great value that film and TV production brings to the community, the city and the state of New York,” Jackman said. “I think it’s not too much of a good thing; it’s growing and adding valuable, high-paying jobs for blue collar workers [carpenters, electricians, grips, makeup artists, etc.].”
Veteran filmmaker Mike Jackman has lobbied for tax incentives that are bring new business to the mean streets of New York.
Part of the reason for the renewed interest in shooting in New York has been a number of new tax incentive initiatives that have been instituted by the city and state governments; which has stimulated producers to work in New York.