Image Caption: The Greater Syracuse Film Office launch party at the CNY Film Hub. TOM MAGNARELLI / WRVO NEWS
Reported By Tom Magnarelli, WRVO Syracuse
The $15 million taxpayer-funded Central New York Film Hub in DeWitt has gotten criticism for not being utilized enough by production companies over the years. But a new virtual CNY film office wants to bring more movie business to the hub and the region.
Elias Gwinn, president of CNY Film Professionals, said the group formed last year as a way for local filmmakers, actors and crew to network with each other.
“In the film industry, you need to have a huge workforce to make a film,” Gwinn said. “We need to know who those people are. Who knows how to run a camera? Who knows how to run audio? Who knows how to put up lights? Who knows how to act?”
From there, the organization grew into a website for all the resources needed to film in Syracuse; not just personnel, but also caterers, insurance, permits and tax incentives.
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