Part of the media explosion in Brooklyn
A new Netflix studio, first announced in 2019, is now set to open in Bushwick in September.
The 170,000 square foot facility will include six sound stages, editing rooms, meeting rooms and a police station, according to Bloomberg News. The stages have the capacity to film two TV shows at the same time.
Media and Entertainment Commissioner Anne del Castillo said in a statement: âThe arrival of Netflix in Bushwick is a testament to our city’s position as the Creative Capital of the World and our commitment to the development of local workforce, providing jobs and economic opportunities to a neighborhood already experiencing phenomenal growth.
Netflix, the well-known streaming service that also produces its own programs, has leased approximately 161,000 square feet to be used for production and support space at 333 Johnson Ave., Bushwick, a three-story former printing house, the Eagle declared in 2019.
Michael Manas, who oversees the development of the Bushwick facility, told Bloomberg News that Netflix will hire local workers and order food from local restaurants. “It’s really a neighborhood project,” he said.
At the same time as it originally announced the Bushwick Project, Netflix leased office space at 888 Broadway, Manhattan, which will directly create 127 new executive jobs in content development, marketing and production over the next five. years. ->
The company has produced numerous shows and films in New York, including âDating Aroundâ, âOrange is the New Blackâ, âUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidtâ, âShe’s Gotta Have Itâ, âThe Irishmanâ, âSomeone Greatâ, “Private life” and “Russian doll”.
The Netflix installation joins Steiner Studios, a massive production facility at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Steiner, which offers space for Hollywood-scale productions, is about 3.5 times the size of the planned Netflix site.
In 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he looked forward to the jobs and productions the project will bring, and called Netflix “innovative, creative and daring – just like New Yorkers.”
Netflix has more than 139 million paid subscriptions in more than 190 countries, which watch TV series, documentaries and feature films on the Internet.
In general, the film and television industry is growing in Brooklyn. The Eagle also reported in 2020 that the aforementioned Steiner Studios planned to establish a 500,000 square foot film and television production center in Sunset Park.