Netflix has confirmed that it will invest $100 million to build a production hub in New York and it will be hiring hundreds of new workers because of this, according to a statement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reiterated.
The company’s new production hub will consist of a new Manhattan office with six sound stages in Brooklyn which will create hundreds of new executive positions and thousands of production crew jobs in New York over the next five years. Some of the hit shows that the company already produces in New York include Orange Is the New Black, Private Life, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and more so this move makes sense.
“New York has created a film-friendly environment that’s home to some of the best creative and executive talent in the world, and we’re excited to provide a place for them at Netflix with our production hub,” said Netflix’s director of Worldwide Studio Operations & Real Estate, Jason Hariton.
The new offices will occupy 100,000 square feet in Manhattan at 888 Broadway. Netflix has 32 employees in New York right now and this expansion will add 127 new executive development, production, content acquisition, legal, publicity, and other positions. Netflix is hitting New York in a big way.