PILOT SEASON LOCATIONS: New York Production Booming, Canada Loses Ground – Deadline.com
In August, New York State’s Film Production Tax Credit Program was extended and expanded to $420 million per year. Several months later, pilot production in the Big Apple is back in a big way. Nine broadcast drama pilots are filming there now, including such high-profile entries as NBC’s Prime Suspect and Smash, ABC’s Pan Am and CBS’ Susannah Grant. That is up from zero last year. The pilot for CBS’ New York-set Blue Bloods only shot some footage there.