|Commissioner Katherine Oliver with Mayor Michael Bloomberg|
Now the home of such favorite shows as HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, has a total of 355,000 square feet of filming space.
According to Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, there are now a total of 13 TV pilots filming there.
Los Angeles says there is stiff competition between filming in the Golden State and in the Empire State, blaming the struggle on about $420 million in tax breaks offered by New York. The incentive, says Hollywood, has caused an 11.5 percent drop in the number of TV dramas being filmed there.