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2015 NYPA  NY Lounge – in Park City during Sundance – Sponsorship opportunities available now – email info@nypa.org

NY LOUNGE 2014 PANELS ARE AVAILABLE ON VIMEO

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Lounge panels – pdf NYlounge schedule

PANELNew York Empowerment Town Hall
DESCRIPTION:  New York Lounge participants, including sponsors and industry guests, will discuss new developments, resources, and opportunities available for successful filmmaking in New York and beyond.  

PANEL: The Devil’s In The Deliverables:  How to plan successful workflow strategies for indie films in our modern digital world.
A panel of filmmakers and post-production professionals looks into the current state of technological advances to discuss how to make the most of today’s shrinking budgets. Starting with deliverables and working backwards through the production process, the panel will explore the following topics:
* The importance of defining post workflow and delivery requirements during prepro.
* The genre impact (narrative vs documentary) on deliverables and workflows.
* Schedule allocation and the use of technology to maximize available hours while diminishing  potential headaches.
* Hindsight – examining past case studies as a way to forecast potential future problems.

Panel: Audience Building
DESCRIPTION:
In this ever-evolving industry filmmakers need to consistently build audiences for their projects cheaply and effectively.  This panel covers audience building methods including interactive marketing campaigns, live events and tours, free and cheap publicity, engaging blogs, the benefit of multi-platform projects, and more.

PANELDistribution Trends
DESCRIPTION:  Players from both the traditional and emerging worlds of distribution will address the wide and expanding distribution options for Filmmakers to create integrated platforms tailored to achieve their unique goals.

PANEL:   Visual Effects
Description: The New York Visual Effects community is booming in 2014.  Filmmakers of all shapes and sizes have more options than ever before in when it comes to choosing a NY based visual effects partner.  Our panel will highlight:  the new companies that have opened in NY, the new facilities that have been built in NY and the new visual effects tax incentives that have been passed in NY.

PANELFilm Financing Roundtable
DESCRIPTION: Crowdfunding and tax incentives help producers finance their projects. On this panel, Film industry experts will address and explore traditional and emerging avenues to finance independent film projects in New York and beyond.

PANEL:  Content Creators as Entrepreneurs
Description:  In response to the challenges posed by unprecedented, rapid change in the entertainment industry, we say that in order to survive, filmmakers need to become entrepreneurs. But what does this really mean? Join representatives from the Inaugural Dogfish Accelerator program as they dive into what it means to be an entrepreneur working at the forefront of content creation and monetization. They are prepared to share the tools, best practices, and insights they’ve discovered while launching their companies.

PANELProduction
DESCRIPTION:  Producing independent films is an evolving art form.  Successful production requires collaboration with experienced and problem-solving professionals. Our panel features some of New York’s most successful producers who will share their practical insights. The panel will highlight NY’s vast reservoir of resources, cast, crew and production facilities.
HOST/MODERATOR:  Ken Weinrib – Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo (FWRV)
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NEW YORK STATE EXTENDS PRODUCTION TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM through 2019

April 3, 2013 -  The extension and enhancement of NY State’s popular film and television tax credit through 2019 will provide the stability necessary to allow the state to attract more long-term investments and create more jobs for New Yorkers all across the state.

The extension expands the scope of projects eligible for the credit, accommodates the rise of visual effects spending as a portion of overall budgets, and includes provisions to drive more film production and post-production upstate. There are also provisions adding transparency and accountability to increase the state’s return on investment, protect the film credit program’s integrity, and reduce program costs by adding new third party reporting and oversight provisions.

The newly expanded and enhanced film and television tax credit program will:
(download summary 2013 FilmTaxCreditfactsheet)

  • Extend the credit at $420 million for five additional years (through 2019)

  • Increase the amount set aside for the stand-alone post production credit from $7 million to $25 million (effective from 2015 allocation onward)

  • Boost upstate production by setting aside $5 million per year to be used for an additional 10% credit on below-the-line labor costs incurred in specific upstate counties* (effective 2015-2019)

  • For productions that film in NYS and qualify for the film production tax credit:

    • Eliminate the 75% threshold on post-production costs so that all qualifying post-production costs incurred in-state are credit-eligible (effective immediately)

    • Provide an additional 10% credit for below-the-line labor costs incurred in specific upstate counties for both production and post-production (effective 2015)

  • For productions that did not film in NYS or only apply for the post production tax credit:

    • Separate Visual Effects and Animation from all other post production costs and create a lower threshold for this category of costs, so films that incur either 20% or $3 million of all their Visual Effects and Animation qualified costs in NYS can receive a credit on this category (effective immediately)

    • Maintain the threshold for post-production costs excluding Visual Effects and Animation so that these ‘traditional’ post costs qualify if 75% of the qualified costs in this category are incurred in NYS (effective immediately)

    • Provide an additional 10% credit on post-production labor costs incurred in specific upstate counties (effective 2015)

  • Allow a “relocated television production” to qualify as a qualified film.  A relocated television production is defined as a talk or variety television production that filmed at least five seasons prior to its first relocated season in New York, has a studio audience of 200 or more people, and either incurs at least $30 million in annual production costs in the State or incurs at least $10 million in qualified capital expenditures at a qualified facility (effective immediately)

  • Require enhanced quarterly reporting by Film Office and independent audit and economic impact statement of the film credits to be prepared once every two years

*Upstate Counties Eligible for 10% Bump on Labor Costs:

* Albany and Schenectady Counties have been added to original list.

Allegany

Erie

Madison

Schoharie

Broome

Essex

Monroe

Schuyler

Cattaraugus

Franklin

Montgomery

Seneca

Cayuga

Fulton

Niagara

St.Lawrence

Chautauqua

Genesee

Oneida

Steuben

Chemung

Hamilton

Onondaga

Tioga

Chenango

Herkimer

Ontario

Tompkins

Clinton

Jefferson

Orleans

Wayne

Cortland

Lewis

Oswego

Wyoming

Delaware

Livingston

Otsego

Yates

To apply for the program please contact the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development at 212-803-2330 or www.nylovesfilm.com


New York Faces in Production
The short film below was produced by NYPA with all donated guild and union professionals’ time from IA Local 52, IA Local 600, Teamsters Local 817, MPEG IA Local 700, DGA and SAG, whom we owe our gratitude. Special thanks to Sound One, CEC, NBCU, MPAA member company New York productions, Silvercup, Kaufman Astoria and Steiner studios.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: STAND ALONE POST CREDIT
INCREASED TO 30%-35%

July 24, 2012 — Governor Cuomo has signed legislation increasing the NY State Post Production tax credit to 30% for productions working within the Metropolitan commuter region (including NY City, and Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties), and to 35% for post-production expenditures in locations elsewhere in the state.

This program is entirely separate from the New York State Film Production tax credit program (which includes post production), and applicants to that program may NOT apply to both programs for the same project. For information on the New York State Film Production credit, go to http://www.nylovesfilm.com/tax/