Empire State Development Congratulates Four New York-based Productions Winning 2019 Golden Globe Awards

January 7, 2019

Four New York State-based Productions Win Four Awards

Productions Generated An Estimated $222.5 Million in Spending and Nearly 10,000 New Hires in the State

New York State Film Tax Credit Program Annually Generates Hundreds of Thousands of Hires and Millions in Investment

Empire State Development (ESD) today congratulated four New York-based productions that won four awards during the 2019 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The productions generated an estimated $222.5 million in spending and created 9,854 hires across the state. The winning productions participated in the New York State Film Tax Credit Program. Launched in 2004, the program has incentivized billions of dollars in economic investment across the state and continues to be the principal factor cited by productions when deciding to film and produce in New York.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “The Empire State is home to innovative film and TV productions that annually generate hundreds of thousands of hires and millions in investment, and I congratulate the 2019 New York-based Golden Globe winners on their creative contributions to the industry this year.”

In 2018, 203 film and television projects applied for the New York State Film Tax Credit Program, generating an estimated 222,936 new hires and $3.988 billion in new spending for New York. The budget allocation, $420 million per year through 2022, has led to significant growth, fostered multi-year productions, and seen investments in production infrastructure.

New York's film incentive program offers the nation’s most stable and successful production and post-production tax credits—up to 40 percent for production and 45 percent for post-production. The New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development (MPTV) offers film, television and commercial production and post-production tax credits for qualified expenditures in New York State. MPTV helps productions navigate the industry landscape, serving as a liaison between production companies and city and local governments, state agencies, a network of statewide contacts, local film offices and professional location scouts and managers.

The state also offers unparalleled locations, talent and world-class production and post-production facilities. More than 250 soundstages in over 90 Qualified Production Facilities (QPFs) are located throughout the state and can be used in conjunction with the tax credit. New York is home to one of the largest and most experienced pools of talent and crew anywhere in the country.

New York’s film industry infrastructure has also seen growth at every level. That growth has been led by the expansions at world-class soundstages like Steiner Studios, Silvercup Studios, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Broadway Stages, the addition of more than 15 new post-production facilities, and major expansions at more than a dozen established post and VFX houses including Deluxe, Phosphene, Molecule and Technicolor. New York’s professional crew base has also added members and expanded in all parts of the state, while rental houses, support services, and world-class talent pools have grown to keep up with the demand.

A complete list of the 2019 Golden Globe Award Winners who participated in the New York Film Tax Credit Program is available below.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Television Series – Drama
The Americans
Networks Fox 21 Television / FX Productions

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette - Escape At Dannemora

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
 

About the Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development
The New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, a division of Empire State Development, offers film, television and commercial productions and post production tax credits for qualified expenditures in New York State. The office also serves as a liaison between production companies and city and local governments, state agencies, a network of statewide contacts, local film offices and professional location scouts and managers. For more information on filming in New York State or the Film Production and Post Production Tax Credit Programs, please visit www.NYSFilm.com.   

About Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency (www.esd.ny.gov). The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov.

Contact:
Adam Kilduff | adam.kilduff@esd.ny.gov | (212) 803-3744
ESD Press Office | pressoffice@esd.ny.gov | (800) 260-7313