SEPTEMBER 2015 E-NEWSLETTER
GOVERNOR CUOMO CONGRATULATES NEW YORK'S 2015 EMMY AWARD WINNERS
 
New York State was in the spotlight again at the 67th Annual Creative Arts and Primetime Emmy Awards, held Sept. 20 in Los Angeles. 

Governor Cuomo congratulated the 26 award winners representing series and specials produced in New York. Of these 26 winners, 18 are from nine productions that participate in the NYS Film Production and Post-Production Tax Credit Programs.

For a complete list of the winners and to read the Governor's press release, click here.

As Colbert Launches The Late Show, New York Solidifies its Place as the Home of Late-Night Talk
 
After months of transition and anticipation, Stephen Colbert took over as host of CBS's The Late Show on Sept.  8.  The beloved comedian and former Comedy Central star joins NBC's Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore in the New York late-night lineup. 

These hosts and their shows occupy a thriving niche in New York's television ecosystem, one that generates spending, creates jobs and attracts tourists to the Empire State.
 
 
To read the full story, click here.

New York State Production Highlights: Four September Productions With A Big Economic Impact 

As summer turns to fall, New York's film production sector shows no sign of cooling: September finds shooting in full swing across the State. 

Here's a snapshot of four productions that will have a large and lasting economic impact - more than $180 million in estimated New York spend and nearly 8,000 projected hires.

To read the full story, click here.
Billions: Television Production Brings Big Business to Small Businesses Across the State

Billions, a major new television series about high finance for the Showtime network, is bringing millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs to New York thanks to the state's successful film production tax credit program. 

The series, starring Emmy and Golden Globe winners Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis, is set to premiere next January. But unlike its title and subject matter, the beneficial economic impact of Billions is not one of hedge funds and high finance.  

To read the full article, click here.

September Ushers in Major Film and Television Releases
Big Shows Generate Record-Breaking Economic Activity In New York 
 
New York-based TV and movie productions accounting for $626 million in economic activity and more than 37,000 hires are premiering this month, accompanied by praise by all of those who filmed or did post-production work here. 

The television roster includes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris on NBC, and the second season of Fox's Gotham
Locations, as well as incentives, were a bonus. Most of the movies that shot in New York participated in the New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program. 

The Intern, directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, opens on Sept. 25. 

 To read the full story, click here.

Buffalo Means Business:  Leaders Meet to Brainstorm New Ideas to Further Boost Production

Western New York is not new to the New York State production scene. Buffalo has seen significant activity in recent years, including this summer's large second-unit shoot for Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (TMNT2), which pumped millions of dollars into the local economy. 

On August 26, the New York State Governor's Film Office, Empire State Development Western New York Regional Office and the Buffalo Niagara Film Office brought together business and economic development leaders to discuss ways of growing the area's film production. 

To read the full story, click here.
Students from New York's School of Visual Arts Win Student Academy Awards
 

Graduates of New York City's School of Visual Arts (SVA) were among the 15 filmmakers who received Student Academy Awards on Sept. 17 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

The Student Academy Awards, established in 1972, provide emerging talent with a showcase for their work as well as industry opportunities.  Past winners include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

 
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September's Film Festival Roundup: New York State Films Make Impressive Rounds on the Festival Circuit 

September marks the start of the film festival season - and New York State is making a strong showing at some of the most prestigious events on the calendar. 

Films that have participated in New York State's Film Production and Post-Production Tax Credit programs have been screened in Venice, Telluride and Toronto and are set for screenings at festivals in New York and Woodstock later this month.  The productions have more than a cinematic effect; they represent a boost to the New York State economy in both spending and jobs.   

 To read the full story, click here.


Film Festivals & Events
IFP's Independent Film Week -Through Sept.25
UrbanWorld Film Festival - Sept. 23-27
Venezuelan Film Festival in New York - Sept. 23-27 
Long Beach International Film Festival - Sept. 24-27 
 
For more information on upcoming film festivals & events,

TV Premieres & Film Releases 
Limitless - Season 1 - Sept. 22 - CBS 
Law & Order: SVU - Season 17 - Sept. 23 - NBC
Mysteries of Laura - Season 2 - September 23 - NBC
The Blacklist - Season 3 - Sept.24 - NBC
 
The Intern - Sept. 25 - Warner Bros.
Mississippi Grind - Sept. 25 (Limited) - A24
Confidence Game - Oct. 1 - Cobble Hill Films     
Louder Than Bombs - Oct.  2 - Bona Fide Productions 
 
For a list of more upcoming TV & film premieres, click here.
 
Contact:
New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
633 Third Avenue, 33rd floor, New York, NY 10017 
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