Governor Cuomo: New York television shows score big at Emmys

Governor Cuomo: New York television shows score big at Emmys

September 23, 2013 Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 4:49 PM EDT

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday congratulated the 16 New York-based productions that received accolades as Emmy award winners, and who participate in the New York State Film Production Tax Credit program.

According to a news release from Cuomo's office:

Dozens of New York productions won awards at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, including four winning productions in the New York State Film Production Tax Credit program who cited the program as a leading factor in the decision to film and produce in New York.

In addition, 12 winners in the NYS Film Production Credit Program were presented with the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards last week.

“I want to congratulate all of the New Yorkers who won Emmys this year,” Governor Cuomo said. "Thanks to our newly expanded New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program we’ve created thousands of new jobs and generated billions of dollars in economic activity through the thriving film and television industries. The awards were a well-deserved tribute to the thousands of people who make up New York's great entertainment industry, especially the crew members who make our state the place to film. New York’s entertainment industry is experiencing the most active and productive period in the State’s history, and I look forward to welcoming more productions in the coming year to our great State.”

In 2013, to date, 29 television series are participating in the program, estimated to create 66,191 of new hires and bring in an estimated $1.3 billion of new spending to the State. In addition, NBC Universal’s number one summer hit show “America’s Got Talent” relocated to New York as a result of a new provision in the recently- passed extension of the New York State film incentive program.

“We are so proud of this award and the acknowledgement of all the stellar work of our New York based cast and crew. One of the most amazing things is that even after four seasons we continue to find new and exciting locations for all the various worlds our characters inhabit here in New York,” said Joe Iberti, Producer of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. “When this show started there were many ideas on the table of where it could be filmed. Being set in Atlantic City, NJ, New York City, Chicago and other environs circa 1920s, naturally we could consider filming in many states. However when it comes down to where to film the series, it is the New York State Production Credit program that continues to be the main reason we locate our production in New York. I can confidently say that without the stability and continuity of the New York tax credits this show would not be filming in New York. It's as simple as that.”

"Production of motion pictures, television, and internet content has never been higher in our 89 year history,” said John Ford, President Local 52 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. “The officers and members of Studio Mechanics Local 52 IATSE thank Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature for extending legislation that has created thousands of additional jobs that provide decent wages as well as medical and retirement benefits."

"New York has truly entered a Golden Age of television production and our union will eclipse all employment records by the year's end,” said Tommy J. O’Donnell, President, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817. “Credit goes to Governor Cuomo in supporting the extension of the New York Film Tax Credit and his commitment to growing jobs that will energize the middle class in the Empire State."

"Governor Cuomo has done more to bring television production to New York than anyone in the history of the industry,” said Douglas C. Steiner, Chairman of Steiner Studios. “His long-term vision and support has created tens of thousands of jobs in the new frontiers of media and has made New York the world’s first choice for quality film and television production."

“The Post New York Alliance is thrilled to see the post production industry represented in the Creative Emmy winners and nominees,” said Yana Collins Lehman, Managing Partner, Trevanna Post. “Since Governor Cuomo tripled the post incentive last year, New York has seen a massive influx of great projects finishing here. We've never been busier, and couldn't be more proud of our colleagues being recognized for their outstanding work.”

The recently expanded New York State Film Production Tax Credit program includes new incentives to attract television shows produced in other states to New York to create jobs, spur tourism and generate new spending. The program supports a robust industry cluster that has become a major source of direct and indirect employment and economic opportunity across the State. In addition, the recently expanded and enhanced program provides new incentives that lower restrictions on post-production, which makes it easier for productions to do this work in New York State. A new provision aims to attract out-of-state talk and variety programs to the Empire State if they have filmed at least five seasons in another state. There are also new incentives to boost production in upstate New York.

A complete list of the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award winners who participated in the New York Film Production Tax Credit Program follows:

Boardwalk Empire
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES - Bobby Cannavale

Nurse Jackie
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - Merritt Wever Phil
Spector

Saturday Night Live
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES - Don Roy King

30 Rock
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES - Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield

The following is a list of the 12 winners of 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards presented September 15, 2013, and who are in the NYS Film Production Tax Credit Program:

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series - 30 Rock
• NBC • Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Jennifer McNamara-Shroff, Casting Director
Blichfeld + Daniels, Casting Directors

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Louie
• FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc.
Melissa Leo as Laurie

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming (TIE) - Saturday Night Live
• Host: Justin Timberlake • Host: Martin Short • Host: Ben Affleck • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Eugene Lee, Production Designer
Akira Yoshimura, Production Designer
Keith Ian Raywood, Production Designer

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series - Boardwalk Empire
• Sunday Best • Two Impostors • Margate Sands • HBO •
Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Bill Groom, Production Designer
Adam Scher, Art Director
Carol Silverman, Set Decorator

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special - Saturday Night Live
• Host: Jennifer Lawrence • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Bettie O. Rogers, Department Head Hairstylist
Jodi Mancuso, Key Hairstylist
Inga Thrasher, Hairstylist
Jennifer Serio Stauffer, Hairstylist
Cara Hannah Sullivan, Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series - Boardwalk Empire
• Resolution • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Sarah Stamp, Key Hairstylist

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) - Boardwalk Empire
• The Milkmaid’s Lot • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Frank Stettner, C.A.S., Production Mixer
Tom Fleischman, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer
George A. Lara, Foley Mixer

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation -
Nurse Jackie
• Teachable Moments • Showtime • Showtime Presents, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions, Jackson Group Entertainment, Lionsgate Television
Jan McLaughlin, Production Sound Mixer
Peter Waggoner, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) - Saturday Night Live
• Host: Justin Timberlake • NBC • SNL Studios in
association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Louie Zakarian, Department Head Makeup Artist
Josh Turi, Makeup Artist
Amy Tagliamonti, Makeup Artist
Daniela Zivcovic, Additional Makeup Artist
Melanie Demitri, Additional Makeup Artist

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series - Boardwalk Empire
• The Milkmaid’s Lot • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Fred Rosenberg, Supervising Sound Editor
Roland Vajs, Sound Editor
Bill Orrico, Sound Editor
Jeffery Stern, Dialogue Editor
Ruy Garcia, Sound Effects Editor
Annette Kudrack, Music Editor
Steve Visscher, Foley Editor
Marko Costanzo, Foley Artist

Outstanding Costumes For A Series - The Borgias
• The Gunpowder Plot • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films
Gabriella Pescucci, Costume Designer
Uliva Pizzetti, Costume Supervisor
Gabor Homonnay, Costume Supervisor

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - The Good Wife
• CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni
 

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