March 3, 2010 |
It's a snowy day in New York City, but Alec Baldwin, like his fellow "30 Rock" cast members, has reported for work at the Queens-based Silvercup Studios. It's the day before his daughter will call 911, having found him "unresponsive" at home, leading Baldwin to spend an hour in the hospital, but on this day he's in fine form. After all, Alec Baldwin knows how to adapt, having gone from playing action heroes and hard-charging real estate agents to embracing his comedic chops in films like "It's Complicated."
February 6, 2009 |
In recent months, this city's soundstages have been teeming with film and television productions, the result of a generous tax credit aimed at luring more shoots to New York. But it remains to be seen how long those stages will be full. On Thursday, the state confirmed that it had run through the $515 million set aside for the tax credit program through 2013.
December 29, 1992 |
What's happened to the movie business in New York? General Camera, suppliers of filmmaking hardware from cranes to klieg lights, has laid off half its 52 employees in the last two years. The city boasted four major film processing labs as recently as five years ago. Only two remain. And then there are ancillary businesses such as E & R Production Coordinators.
June 3, 2008 |
IS THIS city poised to take a bite out of Hollywood's bread and butter? A dramatically expanded state tax credit for film and television productions has made New York a more appealing shooting locale than ever, bringing a wave of projects into the city this summer. Barring an actors strike, local soundstages expect to have more demand than they can fill in the coming months. "We've had an onslaught of calls," said Douglas C.
November 16, 2007 |
As the Writers Guild of America strike entered its second week, attendance appeared to be down at several locations that were particularly overflowing with pickets last week. On Monday afternoon, there were no protesters in front of the Walt Disney Studios and only a few dozen down the street at NBC. But the striking writers said their spirits were not flagging. Jessica O'Toole, a writer on the ABC Family series "Greek," was pushing a stroller carrying her 9-month-old son, Carter.
July 10, 2005 |
The Brooklyn Navy Yard has seen its share of big productions in the last two centuries. In 1862, the armored gunboat Monitor was fitted with state-of-the-art iron cladding here that helped it fend off a Confederate war vessel during a pivotal Civil War battle. The battleship Maine was built in the yard, a few years before the Spanish sunk it in Havana Harbor in 1898.