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Shooting in town

Studios keep city in biz

A roundup of some of the biggest studios and soundstages operating in the New York area:

  • Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria, Queens

    Three studios, six stages and is expanding and building a seventh soundstage to open in 2000; lighting company and sports facilities for TV and film also available

    Recent pix: “Marvin’s Room”

    Recent TV shows: “Cosby” (CBS), “Sesame Street” (PBS)

  • Silvercup Studios and Silvercup East Studios, Long Island

    Thirteen studios, where more than 400 commercials are shot each year, including Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret and Wendy’s

    Recent pix: “Mickey Blue Eyes,” “Big Daddy”

    Recent TV shows: “Sex in the City,” “The Sopranos,” (HBO); “Now and Again” (CBS); “Riverside” (ABC)

  • New York State Armories, (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island)

    Four sites: Marcy Avenue and Bedford Avenue, both in Brooklyn; Staten Island and Jamaica, Queens

    Recent pix: “Bringing out the Dead,” “Stepmom,” “Shaft”

  • Paris Studios/aka Empire Stages, Long Island

    Four studios

    Recent pix: “Blue Moon,” “The Yards,” “For Love of the Game”

    Recent TV shows: “Vampires” (Fox), “Now and Again” (ABC)

  • Cinema World, Long Island

    One large studio, recently renovated, themed rooms, i.e., simulated rain forest; largest supplier of medical props to films and TV shows

    Recent pix: Woody Allen Summer Project ’99, “Once in the Life”

    Recent TV shows: “Blue’s Clues” (Nickelodeon), various MTV, “Saturday Night Live”

  • City Stage, New York

    Four studios, one cyclorama stage

    Recent TV shows: “Time of Your Life” (Fox), various MTV, HBO, Nickelodeon productions

  • Yonkers Stage, Yonkers

    32,000 square feet with 24-foot-high ceilings, 30,000-square-foot pr oduction building

    Recent pix: “The Thomas Crown Affair”

  • BICC, Yonkers

    Former manufacturing space for wire cable, site reinvented in July; 15 acres of property, 30,000 square feet, 10-story-high ceilings, 25,000 square feet of support space

    Recent pix: “Sleepy Hollow”

  • Silver Screen Studios, Chelsea Piers, West Side Highway

    Five studios

    Recent TV shows: “Spin City” (ABC), “Law & Order” (NBC)

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