A key part of Mike Bloomberg’s strategy to diversify New York City’s economy and make it less dependent on Wall Street was to expand the film and TV industry. For the 2012-2013 season, after major studio expansions, a record 23 primetime episodic shows were filmed in the City, and in 2012, the growing industry employed 130,000 New Yorkers.
- A record 27 primetime episodic shows were filmed in NYC for the 2012-2013 season.
- In 2012, the film and TV industry employed 130,000 New Yorkers.
- The expansion of Kaufman Astoria Studios in 2012 was the first back lot for film production in NYC; Steiner Studios is also expanding.