News Archives

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Warner Bros. Thank New Yorkers for Hosting 'New Year's Eve' with a Community Appreciation Film Screening

Warner Bros. thanked residents for being gracious hosts when New Year's Eve shot on location in the City earlier this year.

December 9, 2011 - In an effort to thank New Yorkers for hosting film production in their neighborhood, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, together with Warner Bros., held a special advanced screening of the “Made in NY” film New Year’s Eve.

The film, which follows a multitude of New Yorkers as they prepare to ring in the new year, shot at numerous locations throughout the City earlier this year, including Times Square, Alice Tully Hall, Columbus Circle and the Fulton Ferry Landing. The film also includes a cameo of Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a scene that features the traditional ball drop in Times Square.

With 200 films shot on location in NYC each year, the screening was organized to thank residents for hosting production and to remind them that the local entertainment industry employs 100,000 New Yorkers who work behind the cameras. Tom Cerio, executive vice president for Warner Bros. TV Distribution, thanked the packed audience for being gracious hosts. “There’s nothing like shooting in New York,” he said.

Community Boards 2 and 7 and other New Yorkers involved with the filming were invited to the screening. Photo courtesy of MOME.

Members of Community Board 2, which includes Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side, Community Board 7, which includes the Upper West Side, constituents from Council Member Gale Brewer’s district, and representatives from the Time Square Alliance and City agencies who were involved in the making of the film attended the screening.

Before the film started, Warner Bros. shared the following message on the screen: “We appreciate your cooperation and patience during the production of this film. We understand that filming interrupts your daily lives and are grateful that you and your neighbors have welcomed us to your great city. Thank you for your continued support.”

New Year’s Eve is currently in theatres.
News Archives
Culture Archive 2011
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011