"If you can make it here," the popular ballad exclaims, "you can make it anywhere. New York, New York."
The popular phrase seems to be ringing true, especially with the recent wins that the city racked up at the 2014 Emmy Awards. A whopping 22 Primetime Emmies were earned by productions that are shot in New York City.
That's news that deserves celebration especially since the film and television industry contributes approximately $7.1 billion to the local economy annually.
That's billions of dollars trickling down to every sector of Gotham. The wins clearly made Mayor Bill De Blasio and the Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia Lopez, "Made In New York" proud.
“Thousands of New Yorkers work in front of the camera and behind the scenes on ‘Made in NY’ TV shows," said the Mayor. "Were proud to see so many of our hardworking residents recognized by the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. From The Good Wife to The Colbert Report, our city’s thriving production industry is made up of countless award-winning actors, directors, costume designers, sound mixers, set decorators and others. Today’s 22 Primetime Emmy Awards confirm once again: New York City’s TV industry is growing more talented every day.”
Commissioner Cynthia López, recently appointed to her job as "media czar" for the
Mayor’s Office, shared De Blasio opportunistic view that the big Emmy win is an indicator of better financial days ahead for this growing sector of the city.
“The ‘Made in NY’ series honored by this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards show just how talented NYC’s creative community truly is," gushed Lopez, she continued.
"This year’s Emmy Award winners run the gamut from digital series like "Orange Is the New Black" to cultural institutions like "Saturday Night Live," "The Good Wife" to "The Normal Heart," with countless others in between. We've never been more proud to have these iconic productions call New York City home.”
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