NEW YORK — Empire State Development (www.esd.ny.gov) president, CEO & commissioner Kenneth Adams recently highlighted the economic benefits resulting from Deliver Us From Evil filming primarily in New York State. Filming for the movie, which opens nationwide today, began on June 23, 2013, with 34 days spent filming on Long Island and in New York City.
According to figures released by Sony Screen Gems, the production hired more than 700 cast and crew members and 420 extras, and provided a big boost to local vendors during filming, spending more than $1 million at area businesses. This included catering and site fees, and nearly $400,000 on hotel rooms alone. In total, Deliver Us From Evil spent more than $19 million during production throughout New York State.
“Filming in New York fulfilled every one of our expectations,” notes Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of Deliver Us From Evil. “New York provided a great base with its expert, talented and incredibly hard-working crews, a pool of fine local actors, and some of the most interesting and atmospheric locations imaginable. We also received tremendous assistance from the city and state authorities.”
Since the film tax credit program started in 2004, it has leveraged an estimated $14 billion worth of direct spending and has been a major job generator for New York. Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the industry has experienced explosive growth since 2011, with record-breaking years for productions and post production in 2013, bringing billions of dollars in new spending and thousands of jobs into New York State. For more information on filming in New York State or the Film Production and Post Production Tax Credit Programs, visit www.nylovesfilm.com.