Where do we begin? 2018 was an exciting ride, and we are taking that momentum into the New Year.
In 2018 Broadway Stages celebrated its 35th anniversary, and we couldn't be prouder. We have evolved from a small music video production company with one sound stage in Astoria, Queens to one of the largest-growing film and television production companies in New York. We are grateful to our staff, our clients, vendors, suppliers, and community organizations that we work with and support – all play a key role in our positive, forward momentum.
We are thankful to the state of New York for its television and film production tax credit program that has played a critical part in drawing production and media companies to the state and securing continued economic growth. This program has enabled us to help meet the growing demands of our industry and put money back into our local and state economy.
As a company with local roots, we understand the needs of our community and the importance of giving back. Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we have actively demonstrated our commitment to being a responsible and caring neighbor. And we take that commitment to the areas where we are expanding, like Staten Island and East New York.
Our approach to business is based on the recognition that it is our responsibility to not only generate economic growth, but also help address the social, educational, and environmental needs of our community. Our commitment to environmental sustainability has enabled us to bring value to our business – one third of our annual electricity consumption is offset by 50,000 square feet of solar panels – and our community – green rooftop wildflowers and farm projects have helped to improve the air and reduce stormwater runoff.
We feel that this approach results in a win for us, our vendors and suppliers, our neighbors, our clients, our state, and our industry. We are excited to see what 2019 will bring and how we can continue to bring value to our community.
From all of us at Broadway Stages, we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.