NEW YORK, NY –The New York City is seeking proposals to develop and operate a production facility campus for film and television production. Preference will be given to development proposals that advance gender equity, diversity, and inclusion within the film, TV, and media production fields.
“New York City’s film and TV sector draws talent from around the world – and creates thousands of good-paying jobs here across the boroughs,” said Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen. “The Made in New York Campus will open a new chapter in this success story, by providing a state-of-the-art home base for 1,500 professionals. And we’re making sure that this campus will provide opportunities for everyone by requiring that proposals focus on local hiring, gender equity, and promoting diversity and inclusion.”
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) released a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for an opportunity to develop nearly 200,000 square feet of waterfront real estate into the Made in New York (MiNY) Campus at Bush Terminal in Sunset Park. The MiNY Campus is a $136 million City investment to transform Bush Terminal into a hub for garment manufacturing, media production, and supporting industries. Film, TV, sound-recording and other media production are the core components of the MiNY Campus strategy.
“We’re thrilled to transform Bush Terminal into the first-ever Made in New York Campus. These state-of-the-art facilities will provide space for TV/film and media production and garment manufacturing,” said NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “Through this effort, we will create quality jobs, help advance gender equity, diversity and inclusion in the media production industry, and strengthen the local Sunset Park community.”