NYFILM What People Are Saying About Filming in New York State

Diana Schmidt - Producer, The Path

"We considered five locations: three in the United States, including New York State, and two in Canada. After looking at photos of all locations and preparing budgets for the most promising, we chose New York State for a combination of factors - tax credit/cost, crew base, acting pool, and the locations that were available."

Greg Anderson - Head of Production/Sr. Visual Effects Supervisor, FuseFX

"Certainly the tax credits that NYS provides are a major factor in our growth and success here because controlling costs are always at the forefront of every production. The film tax credits were a great motivating factor to anticipate major growth in the film industry in New York and we wanted to be ready for it - so in June 2014 we opened the New York office with five employees and grew to 50 in a span of 18 months."

Joshua Astrachan - Producer, Paterson

"The narrative of Paterson takes place in Paterson, N.J. - and we were thrilled to shoot there for six days. But most of our shoot took place in Garnerville, Yonkers and Queens, N.Y. We were thrilled with what we found in the frame in each of those locations. And our stage in Gowanus, Brooklyn was a great home for us."

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