Any day of the year, New Yorkers can catch foreign films, indies or classics at Film Forum, the art house and repertory cinema in Lower Manhattan. “Three hundred sixty-five days a year,” said Karen Cooper, the director of Film Forum. “We’re worse than the post office.” But for the last three months, the space has […]
Empty CNY film hub. Image credit Syracuse.com New York Spent $15 Million to Build a Film Hub. It Just Sold for $1. ALBANY — A $15 million state-built film studio outside Syracuse, which promised to produce hundreds of jobs and bring Hollywood’s glitter to Central New York, hit an inglorious milestone on Friday with its […]
Is Cynthia Nixon biting the hand that once fed here? She may be a neophyte campaigner for New York State’s governorship, but her recent public announcements targeting the tax breaks given to film and TV production and post productions garnered support from right-leaning think tanks, not progressives. Film professionals: Still think there’s nothing to worry […]
As film production in New York soars, production gear thefts have reached into the millions of dollars Image credit: NBC New York Channel 4 Ray Villeda of NBC New York Channel 4 reports on police tracking down millions of dollars of stolen feature film production gear from a storage facility in Westchester. Here’s part of […]
Image caption: The building, which was one of Harlem’s few remaining jazz clubs before it closed, was being used for the filming of “Motherless Brooklyn.” Credit J.E. Alexander/NY Times The New York Times and other publications are reporting that Michael R. Davidson, a firefighter with Engine Company 69 in Harlem, succumbed to injuries he received while fighting […]
Sharing production gear via a club or a non-profit media center offered solutions to pricey hardware.Now, New York City-based startup KitSplit updates those models, building on the more modern sharing scene…
New York, take it from London: Defend your film tax credit Benefits could spread across the state, as they have in the U.K. (Image caption: Emily Blunt’s new movie A Quiet Place was shot in the the Mohawk Valley. Photo credit: Youtube trailer for A Quiet Place.) For millions of foreign visitors every year, New […]
Long-time friend David Leitner has been named a SMPTE Fellow. David wrote for NYCPPNEWS in the past, but most know him from his work as a director/cinematographer. He has unique know-how in the history of cinema that he somehow translates into working solutions for digital cinema.