Will the resignation of Cynthia Lopez as film commissioner have an impact on Film and TV production in New York?

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Global Education Publisher CMRubin World recently interviewed Lopez, whose resignation last Friday has created speculation in light of an increase in TV filming of nearly 60 percent under her leadership.

Cynthia Lopez, a former successful documentary executive at PBS who replaced longtime film commissioner Katherine Oliver in April 2014 to head up Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Media and Entertainment, resigned Friday. According to Lopez, her goals were to increase film production and make the Agency a ‘one stop shop’ for productions. Mayor de Blasio confirmed in a statement, “New York City remains the capital for film production, and Cynthia has been at the helm of a very busy year where we’ve seen a nearly 60 percent increase in television filming alone.”

Silvercup Studios, which runs two NYC production studios whose stages have been graced by such shows as Sex in the City, 30 Rock and Girls, recently announced a $35 million expansion of a Bronx warehouse into a 115,000 square foot complex for film and television production. Lopez joined Alan and Stuart Luna, owners of Silvercup Studios, to discuss with C. M. Rubin what the future holds for film and jobs for the next generation of content creators.

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CMRubinWorld is an online publishing company which has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century education. The company is respected for publishing a diverse range of innovative ideas that are presented by the founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s thought leaders in education. Our interviews and articles covering the vital issues faced today are intended to be of integral value to parents, students, and educators who are our readers around the world.

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