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An Unrivaled Location

With its prestigious Long Island City address, Borden Studios gives you direct access to a huge and diverse talent pool and the best vendors and crews in the world. And it’s easy to get from there to here. By subway, it’s only one stop from Midtown Manhattan and five minutes from the Vernon/Jackson Subway Station. By car, it’s minutes from the Long Island Expressway, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Brooklyn and Queensboro Bridge.

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Minutes from Manhattan

Long Island Expressway
Queens Midtown Tunnel
Vernon/Jackson Subway Station
Queensboro Bridge
LaGuardia Airport
Midtown Manhattan
JFK Airport
Borden Studios Exterior Rendering

The New York State Film Tax Credit Program

New York’s recently enhanced incentive program includes higher tax breaks, increased annual caps—and for the first time ever, qualifying above-the-line wage costs are eligible.

Production Incentives

Film productions which comply with requirements may be eligible for a tax credit of 30% percent of qualified production expenses, including certain above-the-line wages subject to specific caps, below-the-line wages, and production costs directly related to the production of a qualified film. Qualifying relocation costs are also eligible for TV series relocating to the state. The state’s production incentives are funded at $700 million a year through 2034.

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Post-Production Incentives

Productions which comply with requirements may be eligible for a fully refundable tax credit of 30% of qualified post-production expenses. The Program is limited to the post-production of feature films, television series, relocated television series, television pilots, and films for television. This tax credit program is funded at $45 million a year through 2034.

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Commercial Production Incentives

Credits of up to $7 million per year can be allocated to encourage qualified production companies to produce commercials in New York State. Production companies producing commercial in New York can receive a credit of up to 30% on qualified production expenses, including pre- and post-production costs and most below-the-line items including costs of technical and crew production, expenditures for facilities, props, makeup, wardrobe, set construction, and background talent.

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