The entertainment giant Netflix has leased approximately 161,000 square feet to build six sound stages and support spaces at 333 Johnson Avenue in Bushwick. Within five years, the space is expecting to house up to thousands of production jobs.
According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press release, the service will expand its New York production with new Manhattan and Bushwick facilities, promising hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.
The new NYC hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan that will directly create 127 high-paying executive content, marketing and production development jobs, and six sound stages in Brooklyn with the capacity to hold thousands of production crew jobs within five years.
“Netflix is innovative, creative and bold—just like New Yorkers—and the expansion of this cutting-edge company in New York once again demonstrates the Empire State is open for business,” Gov. Cuomo said. “We’re proud Netflix chose New York to grow its business, and we look forward to the jobs, economic activity and world-class productions this project will bring.”
The company has a long history of production in New York City, including popular shows like “Orange is the New Black,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” The Irishman, Someone Great, “Russian Doll,” and more.
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