By Ioana Neamt
New York—Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that Silvercup North—a new film and television production facility in the South Bronx—is now complete. Silvercup Studios’ $35 million facility will create an estimated 400 production-industry jobs and generate local revenue through the purchase of materials and other goods and services. The project has also created roughly 100 construction jobs.
“Silvercup Studios is a great New York success story, whose growth and strength parallels everything going on in the Bronx right now,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement. “This expansion will help create hundreds of good paying jobs, generating millions of dollars to local businesses and further build upon New York’s booming film industry.”
“The Assembly Majority has vigorously supported the New York State Film Tax Credit – which now stands at $420 million annually – because when the highly mobile television and film industry takes root in our State, jobs and economic opportunity follow,” added Assemblt Speaker Carl Heastie.
Silvercup has taken an existing warehouse and transformed it into a 115,000-square-foot, full service production facility featuring four production studios with 50-foot-high ceilings and able to accommodate two-story sets. The facility also incorporates on-site production offices, extensive set, prop and wardrobe storage areas, all conveniently situated close to midtown Manhattan.
Silvercup Studios operates three locations in New York—two in Long Island City and the new studio located in the Port Morris section on the Bronx. In total, Silvercup operates more than 500,000 square feet of studio space in New York. The production studio has been home to a plethora of well-known television productions, including The Sopranos, Sex and the City, 30 Rock and Gossip Girl, as well as major motion pictures such as When Harry Met Sally and The Devil Wears Prada.
Image courtesy of Silvercup Studios