Television and Film

From Montauk to Buffalo, New York State is camera-ready and film-friendly

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New York State is one of the most dynamic film and television production centers in the world, boasting a strong infrastructure and robust economy

New York State has it all – top-tier talent, crews, state-of-the-art facilities, competitive tax credits, and versatile locations that can double for anywhere in the world. New York has become an epicenter of innovative film and television creators, artists and companies, and film and TV production represents one of the fastest growing, and largest, sectors of the state’s economy. Not only is New York State a great place for film and TV production – film and TV production is great for New York State.

The New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development (MPTV) is here to help guide filmmakers through the many programs and assets New York State offers to productions of all types, sizes and budgets, including: production, post-production and commercial tax credit programs; hundreds of soundstage facilities; an online location library of more than 32,000 images; and a statewide network of professionally staffed regional film offices.

The office is committed to advancing the next generation of diverse talent and supporting businesses and communities throughout the State, including through the New York State Multicultural Creativity SummitShowbizNY: Diverse Supplier Connections, the NYS Film & Television Diverse Suppliers Directory, and the New York Entertainment Workforce Diversity Grant Program. In furthering this goal, MPTV partners with Regional Economic Development Councils and local partners on outreach events to share best practices for attracting and supporting production with communities and businesses in every corner of the state to ensure equitable economic growth statewide. MPTV also works with the State University of New York (SUNY) and other partners to grow and expand workforce development programs and partnerships.

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The New York State Film Tax Credit Program brings jobs to NYS and offers the production industry one of the nation’s most strategic, stable, and successful production andpost-productiontax credits. Transparent, accessible, and fully refundable, these tax credits—including those for commercial production—are key factors in bringing productions to New York.

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New York is home to experienced talent and crew working on more than 300 soundstages in 120+ Qualified Production Facilities (QPFs), backed up by a network of local and regional film offices, specialized support services and one of the world’s largest industry-specific vendor bases. From pre-pro to final post, A-list actors to end credit animators, New York’s got everyone and everything productions need.

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If it’s in the script, it’s in New York State. From the bustling borough of Brooklyn to the 6-million-acre wilderness of the Adirondack Park, and everything in between—New York has a location for every look, every time period, every script. Starting with a 32,000+ image online location library, NYS helps productions find and secure the perfect spot.

Television and Film in New York State


Tax Incentives and Grants

New York State offers several programs to grow and incentivize the film and television industry in the form of tax credits, sales tax exemptions and grants to support workforce diversity, training and job creation.

New York State Film Tax Credit Program (Production)

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New York State Film Tax Credit Program (Post-Production)

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New York State Commercial Tax Credit Program

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Sales Tax Exemption

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New York Entertainment Workforce Diversity Grant Program

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Industry Contact

For press inquiries, please contact [email protected]

Yoni Bokser
Executive Director/Vice President, NYS Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development & New Media