2008 Sees Eight Hundred and Fiftieth "Made in NY" Discount Card Vendor
January 6, 2009 - For over four decades, the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) has served as a one stop shop for entertainment production in all five boroughs. In 2005, the state and city passed the "Made in NY" tax credit, which has since contributed to a rise in film and television shooting throughout NYC. To make sure local businesses can benefit from the increase in production, the MOFTB, in partnership with HSBC Bank, created the "Made in NY" Discount Card. Whenever bona fide productions are issued permits from the MOFTB - whether it's a feature length film, television show, documentary, student film, music video, or still photography shoot - they have the opportunity to sign up for discount cards that can be distributed among the crew and used for the duration of the shoot. Every vendor offers at least a 10% discount off its services.
The program, which also began in 2005, currently boasts over eight hundred fifty vendor participants. With services that range from accounting all the way to wardrobe, it's not just traditional entertainment industries that are taking advantage.
Over Seventy-five vendors joined the "Made in NY" Discount Card program in 2008! These vendors include: 20 Peacocks, 49 Grove LLC, Accurate Printing and Graphics, Act Zero Films, All Things Traffic, Inc., American Home Hardware & More, Atlantic Television, Inc., BBC Motion Gallery, Bowery Ballroom, Bridgewaters To Go, Brooklyn Historical Society, Buttons Sound Inc., Café Metro (all locations), Computer Rent Inc., DJ Pro Audio, Edgeworx, Inc., Elrom, Inc., eShave New York, Event Radio Rentals Inc, Framepool, FrontLines Finest Security & Consultant Services , Good to Go - Italian & American Comfort Food, Gotham Digital FX, Inc., GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning, Harlem Lanes Bowling Center, Harriet's Alter-Ego Boutique & Art Gallery, Hotel Giraffe, Housing Works Bookstore Café, Janson Design Group, L'Atelier National Inc., Legal Interpreting Services, Manhattan Edit Workshop, Manhattan Water Company, MAPS - Mobile Arts Production Services, Mercury Lounge, Metro Marche, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, MovingImages NY, LLC, Murray Hill Studios, Music Hall of Williamsburg, National Recording Supplies, Inc., Nija Enterprise Cleaning Services LLC, Nova catering+events, Paradis to Go, LLC, Paris Multimedia, LLC, Party Line Tent Rentals, Props NYC, LLC, Salon Santa Cruz, Shobha Columbus Circle, Shobha Madison, Shobha Soho, Showbiz Software Stores, Silverman Stock Footage, Snapple Theater and Rehearsal Studios, Spanish Theatre Repertory CO. Ltd. (aka Repertorio Espanol), Standby Program, Stratosphere Multimedia LLC, Studio 889, Superior Location Van Service Ltd., TAG Creative, Terminal 5, The Brick Theater, Inc., The Carlton Madison Avenue, The Carlton on Madison, The Empire Hotel, The Fantasticks, The Gifted Ones Inc., The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, The Mansfield Hotel, The New York City Police Museum, The Nut Roaster Studio, The Perfect Crime, The Space, Touch, Westchester Tool Rentals, YB Security, and Zaro's Bakery.
New vendors for the month include Housing Works Bookstore Café, Legal Interpreting Services, TAG Creative, and Act Zero Films. To view a full list of vendors, click here!