Broadway Stages President Gina Argento was recognized at the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) Business Conference for her efforts in establishing the upcoming Staten Island Stages at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility. The transformation of the old prison will bring about positive benefits and economic activity. Set to create five new sound stages that will attract film production companies, which will spend locally and gather local talent, the soon-to-come Staten Island Stages will operate as a hub of economic activity to boost Staten Island communities and businesses.
The SIEDC recognizes Gina's goal of transforming the unused Arthur Kill Correctional Facility into a production location to boost Staten Island's economy. At the 19th annual SIEDC Business Conference, Gina was awarded with one of the Top 31 Awards, which commends 31 businessmen and businesswomen who look to bring positive change to Staten Island.
NY1 covered the event and, citing support from Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, commented on the Arthur Kill development that "Every time you hear a director say action, that means there is economic activity happening."
Broadway Stages is excited for Staten Island Stages to come to the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility and for the positive economic impact it will have on the film industry and the region. We look forward to coming to Staten Island!