Netflix is expanding their presence in New York City with expanded office space in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn, which will create up to $100 million in investments and thousands of jobs in the next five years.
The production hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan, which will directly create 127 “high-paying executive content”, marketing and production development jobs over the next five years. In addition, several sound stages in Brooklyn will have the capacity to hold thousands of production crew jobs within the next five years.
“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 Jason Hariton, Director of Worldwide Studio Operations & Real Estate at Netflix.
Netflix’s new corporate offices will be approximately 100,000 square feet in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. The office will 127 new executives for executive content acquisition, development, production, legal, publicity and marketing positions in addition to Netflix’s 32 current New York-based employees.
Netflix has lad a long history of producing projects in New York including “Orange is the New Black,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “The Irishman,” “Someone Great,” “Private Life,” and “Russian Doll.” The six sound stages will provide thousands of production jobs reportedly over the next five years. To support Netflix’s creation of a new production hub by 2024 and to compete with other cities, Empire State Development has offered up to $4 million in performance-based Excelsior Tax Credits over 10 years, which are tied to job creation. To receive the full incentive, Netflix must create 127 jobs by 2024 as its new executive production office and then retain those jobs and their existing 32 office jobs for another 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,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. “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.”
“As a leading provider of streaming services in America and around the world, Netflix’s expansion in New York is a significant milestone, creating the potential for thousands of jobs,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “The new production hub will add office space and sound stages in Brooklyn, advancing the tech and entertainment industry in the area and continuing to invest and grow the economy of the entire State of New York.”
“Thanks to Netflix, online streaming has become as commonplace as cable television, and maybe even more accessible — and their decision to expand in New York is a validation of our work to support and develop New York’s technology, entertainment and production industries,” said Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky.
You can find a full list of Netflix jobs currently hiring in New York City here.