Blue Bloods Wedding of the Year - A Must See!

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Be sure to tune into CBS this Friday, May 10 to catch the wedding of the year. Eddie and Jamie's nuptials are must see TV! Broadway Stages is proud to be the film production partner of "Blue Bloods" since their first season aired in 2010.

Filmed near our headquarters in Greenpoint, the Regans have been part of the Broadway Stages family for almost a decade, and we couldn't be more delighted.  Congratulations to "Blue Bloods" for nine successful seasons. We can't wait to see what happens in season 10. And of course congratulations to Eddie and Jamie! We'll be watching.

New York Film and Television Production Reaches Historic Highs

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A Memo From New York
In this month's e-newsletter distributed by the New York Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Broadway Stages and the other film and television production companies that call New York home were commended for reaching historic highs in film and television production and contributing to economic growth. With 56 projects currently filming on sound stages and streetscapes across New York state, this has been a stellar year for the industry, representing a combined $2.1 billion and more than 106,000 hires.

Broadway Stages - Our Contribution to the Industry
Broadway Stages has 53 studios in operation across three boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island – and three more under construction. We are currently hosting 21 productions including "Blue Bloods," "Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist," "Bull," and "FBI" to name just a few. We are also gearing up for ABC’s "The Godfather of Harlem," a limited series to air on the Epix channel.

Broadway Stages is striving to meet the growing needs of the industry, while at the same time investing in the communities where we work. Our 2017 acquisition of the former 70-acre Arthur Kill Correctional Facility located in the Charleston section of Staten Island is estimated to create 1,500 jobs over the next several years. With an initial investment of $7 million to purchase the property, Broadway Stages plans to invest more than $20 million in private funds to update the campus. In addition, Broadway Stages will provide free shop space to Local United Scenic Artists (USA) 829 for their scenic artist apprenticeship program.

With one of five proposed sound stages completed and planning underway for the others, we are confident interest will continue to grow. Prior to any renovations, the prison facility had already been used by major Hollywood production companies for its authenticity and real "prison feel," including shows and films like "Orange is the New Black" and "Oceans 8."

We have also purchased property in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson to meet growing film production demands. A prime location for filming, we anticipate the area will continue to benefit from the positive effect of economic growth derived by the film and television industry.

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Broadway Stages - Our Contribution to the Community                                                                 
As a company with local roots, we understand the needs of our community and the importance of giving back. Our commitment to community is actionable and runs deep. Together with our clients, we have employed thousands of people and have created hundreds of local jobs. We are dedicated to giving back to our community through education, the arts, and environmentally focused programs. We are hyperlocal focused and whenever possible work with local businesses and vendors for our production needs. And we actively demonstrate our commitment to sustainability with our recycling program, rooftop solar panels, farms and gardens, and related educational programs. For more information, follow us at Broadway Stages News. To read the entire article in the September E-Newsletter of the NY Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, click here.                                                                 

FOX 5 Tours Broadway Stages

Broadway Stages opened its doors to Fox 5 News, providing them a glimpse into the world of television and film production. Dana Arschin, Fox 5 News reporter, saw firsthand the attention to detail that goes into making television and movie sets feel so real.

"Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist," "Blindspot," "Billions," and "Blue Bloods" are just a few of the shows filmed at Broadway Stages. With roots in Brooklyn, Queens, and most recently in Staten Island, Broadway Stages has called New York home since 1983. Distinguished by its commitment to relationship-driven client and community service, Broadway States is among New York's premier television and film production companies. To view the segment and read the full article, click here.

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Broadway Stages, "Blue Bloods," and "The Good Wife" Sponsor Community Toy Drive

Thank you to Elizabeth Hulsen and the Community Council of the 94th Precinct for bringing together such a wonderful group of kids for a successful toy drive. This year, nearly 100 kids received toys, built gingerbread houses, decorated reindeer antlers, enjoyed snacks with Santa, and took photos in the booth.

Blue Bloods, CBS, and Broadway Stages Donate $25,000 to the Families of Slain NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu

This past Wednesday, Jane Raab produced our most moving scene of the season. At the offices of the Detectives' Endowment Association in Manhattan, Donnie Wahlberg and Will Estes awarded a check for $25,000 from "Blue Bloods," CBS, and Tony Argento to the families of slain NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. With Detective Jim Nuciforo ably handling the logistics and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton graciously presiding, it was a memorable moment where our fictional world intersected in solidarity with their tragically real one. Thank you to the Detectives' Endowment Association and the NY Police Department for keeping us safe.

"Blue Bloods" Partners With Nonprofit to Fight Poverty

"Blue Bloods," which films right here at Broadway Stages, is helping the nonprofit Rock And Wrap It Up! provide food to soup kitchens, churches, and homeless shelters across North America.

Using green tactics, the organization collects untouched food from concerts, television production sets, and catering tables and distributes it to agencies that fight poverty. Since 1991, Rock And Wrap It Up! has donated to over 43,000 shelters and places of need and fed more than 500 million people. Read more at nylovesfilm and visit Rock And Wrap It up! Facebook to get involved.

"Blue Bloods," filmed at Broadway Stages, is helping Rock And Wrap It Up! fight poverty.

"Blue Bloods," filmed at Broadway Stages, is helping Rock And Wrap It Up! fight poverty.