New York City is a place that everyone knows as it possesses a special lore equal to that of Paris, London, and L.A. It is home to a vibrant and bustling 8.5 million people that live in a gridded metropolis making it the ultimate filming experience. Due to this it has become one of the most sought after places in the world to film and produce TV shows. The generous New York State Tax Credits program also makes filming anywhere in the state of New York a great option, but television shows that film in NYC may also qaulify for the “Made in NY” tax credit. This special incentive program offers a 5% credit on qualified production costs for qualifying films and television productions filmed in New York City.
All of these features have aided in creating some of the biggest TV hits and classics such as:
**Sex And The City- the quintessential guide for 90’s girls follows four beautiful female New Yorkers as they gossip about their sex-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with living in the city. Sex and the City won seven of its 54 Emmy Award nominations, eight of its 24 Golden Globe Award nominations, and three of its 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The show still airs in syndication worldwide and is regarded as one of 100 best TV shows of All-time. (1998-2004)
**Saturday Night Live-is the epitome of American late-night live television focusing on sketch comedy. The show always has a strong cast of leading comedians that help back up the celebrity guest that is featured every episode. The show also brings on musical guests every show. Saturday Night Live has won 36 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Peabody Awards, and 3 Writers Guild of America Awards. (1975-Present)
**Sesame Street- is a long-running educational children’s TV program set in Queens featuring the ingenious creations of Jim Henson known as the Muppets. The show follows characters such as Big Bird, Elmo, and the Cookie Monster on an educational journey on a special inner city street. As of 2014 Sesame Street has won an unprecedented 159 Emmy Awards and 8 Grammy Awards making it the most awarded TV Show ever. (1969-Present)
**30 Rock– Follows head writer of the sketch comedy show “TGS with Tracy Jordan”, Liz Lemon, and her trials dealing with a new boss and a crazy new star all while trying to make a successful TV show. The show is set at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and is based loosely off the NBC show Saturday Night Live and Tina Fey’s experience as head writer for the show. The show aired from (2006-2013)
**Louie– tells the story of the fictionalized life of Louis C.K. a divorced comedian living with his two kids in New York. In 2013 C.K. was dubbed the funniest New Yorker Alive and has won awards for his work on the show such as several Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has won Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the Primetime Emmy Awards.
The New York Film Tax Credit Makes NYC A Great Choice
While the likes of Sex and the City and Saturday Night live were around before the tax credit began they could certainly qualify for generous incentives today. If you’re in the market for city location to shoot your next production, now may be one of best times to take advantage of great NYC locations, people, and production agencies and utilize the New York State Film Tax Credit.
To learn more about the New York State Film Tax Credit and what production qualifications are talk to KPM Film Tax specialistsat firstname.lastname@example.org or 781 849 5357. You can also visit the New York State page on the KPM Film website here .