Magazine article Screen International

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Five Soundstages at Steiner Studios

Magazine article Screen International

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Five Soundstages at Steiner Studios

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The New York City Mayor was at Brooklyn Navy Yard with the city's media and entertainment commissioner Katherine Oliver today for the ceremony, which brings an extra 45,000 sq ft of film set to the venue.

Mayor Bloomberg announced new grants for training programmes, a new entertainment component to the city's mini-MBA partnership with NYU's Stern School Of Business and invited proposals for a Made In NY Media Center.

"A little over a decade ago, New York City struggled to attract the lucrative production industry to film here," Bloomberg said. "Now the City is such a popular and prosperous home to hundreds of films and television shows, we have to work hard to keep up with the demand for stages and production facilities.

"These new soundstages at Steiner Studios will create jobs, and expanding our workforce development programs with new grants will help the next generation of production professionals start their careers on the right track. …

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