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NYC's Film and TV Industry Helps out in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Volunteers from various "Made in NY" productions help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

December 3, 2012 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York City’s film and television industry has pitched in to help their fellow New Yorkers in need through a variety of ways. In the days immediately following the storm, more than 70 volunteers from “Made in NY” productions came out to volunteer at food and water distribution sites. Among the productions that lent a hand were: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Person of Interest,” “666 Park Ave,” “30 Rock,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “Blue Bloods,” “Smash,” “Elementary,” “Gossip Girl,” The Wolf of Wall Street and more.

Commercial location managers organized a cube truck of supplies that were delivered to Red Hook; they also coordinated donation pick-ups and volunteer transport to affected areas to deliver supplies. The new film Winter’s Tale has donated a variety of items to Red Hook Recovery.

Water and food were distributed by volunteers from "Made in NY" films and TV shows.

Film Biz Recycling, the not-for-profit prop and set dressing boutique filled with items donated by local film and television productions, turned into a hurricane relief center following Sandy. FBR had blankets, flashlights and other needed items on hand before the storm hit and was able to get them quickly to affected areas. Productions have been donating and dropping off items, such as diapers and towels, as well to FBR’s Gowanus warehouse that have then been routed to the Rockaways, Red Hook, Coney Island, Breezy Point and other affected areas. FBR’s supplies of building materials have also been diverted to Build It Green to help with the rebuilding efforts.

These are just some of the many ways productions have lent their support to help in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is incredibly proud of the industry’s efforts to help their City.
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