Money talks

Is it news to any of us that money talks? Or that tax credits for films and TV pilots really bring in business to New York City? California put through a new $330 million/yr tax credit–expanded to include pilots–and the number of pilots filming in Los Angeles has increased for the second year in a row. New York reached an all time high of fifteen broadcast pilots in 2014; 2015 NYC production slipped to just eight pilots, and this year to only six. But the Disney deal for the Marvel TV series on Netflix has helped to offset the decline.