3 December 2012 1:10 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

New York State has seen a dramatic rise in recent years in film and television production and jobs says a report released today by the Motion Picture Association of America. Employment in the industry in the state grew by 25% between 2008 and 2011 says the study (read it here) conducted by Hr&A Advisors for the MPAA. Those approximately 46,100 jobs and 135 productions in New York in 2011 are a direct result of the state’s tax credit says MPAA Chair and CEO Chris Dodd – a clear comparison to the sagging situation in Los Angeles County and California. “These findings further confirm that the New York State production incentives have grown into a major economic driver in the state’s economy,” said the former Senator. That’s translating into this year too. As of mid-November 2012, film and TV spending in New York State is at $1.9 billion. That’s more than previous high of $1.83 billion »

- DOMINIC PATTEN

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