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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Brooklyn Eagle - Steiner Studios expands 'Hollywood East' with government aid, cinema campus

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Brooklyn College Benefits Too: Downtown Film Department

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Doug Steiner's plan to rebuild the Brooklyn Navy Yard's historic hospital annex took a big step forward Thursday with word of crucial state funding. 

Gov. Cuomo awarded a $6.3 million grant for modern infrastructure at Steiner Studios Media Campus, which is a project to restore and adapt nine historic buildings – including America's first Naval hospital – for use by film and TV producers, techies, academics and media folk.

“The media campus project's going to strengthen New York's status as the place to be for production and post- production work by constructing more than 170,000 square feet of sound stages to meet the critical demand in New York for space to shoot television shows and commercials,” Ken Adams, president and CEO of Empire State Development Corp., said Thursday.

Adams announced the award at a press conference at Steiner Studios' newly renovated Art Deco building, 25 Washington Ave.

The Naval Annex is adjacent to Steiner's existing Navy Yard film and TV studio complex, which opened in 2004 and is already the largest outside Hollywood. Movies made there include “American Gangster,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Spiderman 3.” TV series such as “Boardwalk Empire” are working there.

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