Industry Studies

The 2013 Report Presented by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
Over the past 12 years, the City of New York's film and television production industry has grown exponentially, along with an exploding and thriving technology sector. The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is taking a look back to reflect on the initiatives, programs, people and events that have turned "Made in NY" into a local phrase. The 2013 Report presented by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is a 37 page booklet and video series that will show why film and television, technology, and Broadway are major economic engines for New York City.

Click here to read and watch the 2013 Report.



Evaluating New York City's Media Sector Development and Setting the Stage for Future Growth, a Study Conducted by the Boston Consulting Group

The Boston Consulting Group released a study in May 2012 that aims to analyze the development and growth of New York City's media and entertainment industries by examining different subsectors and identifying the main trends that have shaped and will continue to shape the City's media and digital media sectors. According to the report, New York City's film sector is the strongest in its history, generating a direct spend of $7.1 billion in 2011, an increase of over $2 billion dollars since 2002. The sector now employs 130,000 people, an increase of 30,000 jobs since 2004.

Download: Evaluating New York City's Media Sector Development and Setting the Stage for Future Growth



Report Conducted by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting on Awareness of the "Made in NY" Brand and Filming in New York City

The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting conducted a survey to investigate the awareness of the "Made in NY" program, and city residents' thoughts on filming throughout New York City's five boroughs.

Download: Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Public Awareness Study of the "Made in NY" Brand



Film and Television Production Worth Over $5 Billion in NYC, According to Study

The Boston Consulting Group released a study in June 2000 which found that television, film and commercial production contributed $5 billion in direct spending and more than 70,000 jobs to the New York City economy in 1999. Taking into account pre-production, post-production and studio work not counted in the city's numbers, this study concluded that the total impact of production on the city's economy was double the amount of location shooting alone.

Download: Building New York's Visual Media Industry for the Digital Age



U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Study on Runaway Production

In March 2001, The Department of Commerce issued the final version of a report entitled "The Migration of U.S. Film & Television Production," which takes a well-assessed look at the effects on the U.S., of competition for film and television work coming from various countries. The effects on New York City, which is included in the report as the second largest production center in the U.S., can be found starting on pages 25 and 35. New York City offers some of the most extensive economic incentives in the country, including free permits, free locations, free police assistance and zero sales tax on production consumables.

Download: The Migration of U.S. Film and Television Production


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