Councilwoman Amanda Fariás has met with Committee on Cultural Affairs and Technology.
According to the Councilwoman, her meeting with the CCAT discussed the expansion of film industry in the New York City.
“I co-chaired a hearing on the expansion of the #FilmIndustry in NYC with the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Technology,” Fariás wrote on her Facebook page.
She added, “We held this hearing to ensure that our City agencies are working to make city, state, and federal incentives available to the many film and production teams, but also that the sector’s main purpose is for local benefit.
“The film industry has been able to create hundreds of new jobs and employs thousands more New Yorkers. My questions today were focused on how we expand local hires in the film and entertainment sector, minimizing the disruption to the lives of everyday New Yorkers, and what can the City do to incentivize film crews to patronize local city businesses.”
The Councilwoman applauded partners at EDC, MOME, and the media and entertainment sector in driving more production.
“My colleagues and I are focused on the #CommunityFirst and how we increase the benefit for New Yorkers citywide.”