NYCastings Announces Record Levels of TV Production Support

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New York City sees surge in new cable and network TV pilots

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It's actually a great time to be an actor in New York because there are so many more avenues to peruse the work.

In the most recent TV season, New York City drew a record number of cable and network pilots: 22. In the coming year, analysts expect the city to continue to increase this number, as it is slated to host many new TV series that were originally planned to be recorded in other states. As a result of this trend, NYCastings (http://www.nycastings.com) has seen a surge in TV production support, announcing record levels.

Some of the shows that are currently casting, which are currently being directly supported by NYCastings include Smash, Gossip Girl, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order SVU, 666 Park Avenue, Royal Pains, 30 Rock, Elementary, The Newsroom, Person of Interest, Katie Couric Show, Girls, and Suits.

"Business is booming right now, thanks to the new tax credit program" says Aaron Seals, Owner of NYCastings. "But it's not solely the tax credits; there’s also a boom in independent film making with the declining costs of digital film cameras and computer editing software, with the explosion in video on the web. It's actually a great time to be an actor in New York because there are so many more avenues to peruse the work.”

NYCastings.com offers an up-to-date schedule of shows currently casting on its website, which actors are free to peruse for openings. NYCastings reports that job bookings and website traffic are increasing in tandem with the surge in cable and network pilots in the New York City area.

NYCastings also participates in the 'Made in NY' program, a government-sponsored program in which discounts are given on services to film production companies that sign up.
For the last 12 years, NYCastings has been a staple in the New York production community, working in the area of casting talent for films, TV Shows, Broadway Plays, Commercials and all types of live events.

For more information, please contact Aaron Seals at photo212 (at) aol.com.

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