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Empire State Development congratulates 7 New York-based productions winning 2020 Golden Globe Award

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Mon, Jan 6th 2020 10:10 am

Productions garner 9 awards, generated estimated $285 million in New York spending and more than 13,300 new hires in state 

Empire State Development congratulated seven New York-based productions that won nine awards during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The productions generated an estimated $285 million in New York spending and created over 13,300 hires across the state.

The winning productions participated in the New York State Film Tax Credit Program. Launched in 2004, the program has incentivized more than $35 billion in economic investment across the state and continues to be the principal factor cited by productions when deciding to film and produce in New York.

“Congratulations to the 2020 New York-based Golden Globe winners on their achievements and creative contributions to the industry this year,” said ESD Acting Commissioner and President/CEO-designate Eric Gertler. “Their work reflects the Empire State’s thriving entertainment industry that is generating billions in spending, hundreds of thousands of new hires, and creating opportunity not just for film and television productions, but for all New Yorkers.”

In 2019, 201 film and television projects applied for the New York State Film Tax Credit Program, generating an estimated 254,400 new hires and $4.8 billion in new spending for New York. The budget allocation, $420 million per year through 2024, has led to significant growth, fostered multi-year productions, and seen investments in production infrastructure.

A press release said, “New York's film incentive program offers the nation’s most stable and successful production and post-production tax credits. The New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development promotes film, television and commercial production and post-production tax credits for qualified expenditures in New York state. MPTV helps productions navigate the industry landscape, serving as a liaison between production companies and city and local governments, state agencies, a network of statewide contacts, local film offices and professional location scouts and managers.

“The state also offers unparalleled locations, talent and world-class production and post-production facilities. More than 300 soundstages in over 117 qualified production facilities (QPFs) are located throughout the state and can be used in conjunction New York is home to one of the largest and most experienced pools of talent and crew anywhere in the country.”

A list of the 2020 Golden Globe Award Winners who participated in the New York Film Tax Credit Program is available below.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Hildur Guðnadóttir (“Joker”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox (“Succession”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) *

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Awkwafina (“The Farewell”) *

Best Television Series – Drama

“Succession” (HBO)

* Participated in the New York State Post-Production Credit program. 

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