Greenpoint’s Cafe Edna had some noisy visitors Tuesday afternoon–but few were complaining.
‘Madam Secretary,’ a new CBS drama about Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, a fictional Secretary of State, was filming their upcoming TV series, which will air in September.
“By filming in Café Edna, Madame Secretary is boosting economic growth in Greenpoint– an exciting new attraction for tourists and New Yorkers and film-buffs,” said Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, the film production company on site.
Headquartered in Greenpoint, Broadway Stages is a family-run business helping to drive the city’s film and television resurgence (credentials include “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Smash,” “Spiderman 3,” “Rescue Me,” and music videos for Kanye West and Jay-Z).
With the largest film, television and music production facilities in New York, the company employs a thousand New Yorkers and supports a network of more than 150 small businesses throughout North Brooklyn. It has also donated more than $1 million to local community groups such as McGolrick Park, PS 110, the Greenpoint YMCA, Elmhurst’s Church of the Ascension, 5 Boro Basketball, North Brooklyn Boat Club, and Queens Botanical Garden.
The company is also an innovative leader in sustainability—engineering the world’s first solar-powered sound studios that generate 30% of their own electricity, and building the first organic rooftop farm in New York to help improve access to fresh produce in North Brooklyn.
The new show stars Téa Leoni and Tim Daly, with its first episode set to debut on September 21st, between new episodes of 60 Minutes and The Good Wife.
22 ‘Made in NY’ Shows Snag Emmy Awards
It was a good night for New York City at the 66th Emmy Awards Monday evening. Twenty two ‘made in New York’ television shows took trophies home, and officials were thrilled, heralding the tax incentives programs that have increased filming in the five boroughs as a success.
“Thousands of New Yorkers work in front of the camera and behind the scenes on ‘Made in NY’ TV shows, and we’re proud to see so many of our hardworking residents recognized,” said Mayor de Blasio. “From The Good Wife to The Colbert Report, our city’s thriving production industry is made up of countless award-winning actors, directors, costume designers, sound mixers, set decorators and others.”
“The ‘Made in NY’ series honored by this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards show just how talented NYC’s creative community truly is,” said Cynthia López, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. “This year’s Emmy Award winners run the gamut from digital series like Orange Is the New Black to cultural institutions like Saturday Night Live, The Good Wife to The Normal Heart, with countless others in between. We’ve never been more proud to have these iconic productions call New York City home.”