The vastly successful New York film and TV tax credit program, which brings millions of dollars in work and industry into the state is in trouble. They've run out of funding and the governor's office has "no new allocations proposed in the budget." Already, feature films and TV pilots are finding elsewhere to shoot; 19 pilots shot in New York last year - this year, there are none. The tax credit program is a proven winner, with studies showing it could be expected to keep or create about 19,500 jobs while yielding $404 million in tax revenues.
Help keep film and TV production in the tri-state area by contacting state officials and asking them to pledge their support for refunding the New York film and TV incentive:
Governor David A. PatersonState CapitolAlbany, NY 12224(518) 474-8390E-mail form
Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon SilverLOB 932Albany, NY 12248 (212) 312-1420[email protected]
Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith909 Legislative Office BuildingAlbany, NY 12247(718) 528-4290[email protected]
We encourage you to write, call, and e-mail these men and your local representatives. It only takes a minute and it helps them understand that this is an issue you take seriously.
You can also help by signing this petition. It also contains a great sample letter. Mention you supported it on your next visit to Gotham and, for a limited time, receive 10% off your next rental!
[email protected] (212) 629-9430[email protected] (404) 855-2255