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Lights! Camera! Netflix! Leading Online Streaming Company to Create NYC Production Hub

Will Include 120+ Executive Jobs and Six New Soundstages

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service with more than 139 million paid subscribers in over 190 countries, has been a near constant presence in New York, filming everything from hit shows like Orange Is the New Black and Russian Doll to biographical films like The Irishman in our state. In fact, Netflix’s five Marvel Defenders series – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders – represent the largest television production project in New York State history, engaging 500 local vendors and more than 14,000 production hires.

That’s why the announcement in April that the company would significantly expand its presence in New York with a major production hub was such important news – and added validation for New York’s Film Tax Credit program.

Over the next five years, Netflix will create 127 executive content, marketing and production jobs and build out six soundstages in Brooklyn. By 2024, the soundstages are expected to have the capacity to host thousands of production jobs. The project is expected to bring up to $100 million in investment to the city and support thousands of production jobs within five years.

Popular Netflix series like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and films like Someone Great have added millions of dollars and thousands of hires to the New York State economy, and with this announcement, Netflix is demonstrating its commitment to New York as a premier media production center.

Governor Cuomo praised the announcement, saying that New Yorkers were “proud Netflix chose New York to grow its business.” He added that the state “look[s] forward to the jobs, economic activity and world-class productions this project will bring.”

Jason Hariton, Netflix’s Director of Worldwide Studio Operations & Real Estate said the decision to bring the production hub to New York was influenced by the state’s “film-friendly environment” which is “home to some of the best creative and executive talent in the world.”

Since 2011, approximately 2,066 films and television series have participated in the New York State Film Tax Credit Program, bringing an estimated $25.2 billion in spending and 1.5 million hires to the Empire State.