New York, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2015
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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