'Blue Bloods' Urged Not to Move From New York

'Blue Bloods' Urged Not to Move From New York

In a bid to halt the move, New York City Governor and the state Legislature ensure 'Blue Bloods' would get its tax credit.

New York City government officials have pleaded with U.S. TV bosses to not relocate the filming of Tom Selleck's crime series "Blue Bloods" to Toronto, amid reports the planned move would cost the city $60 million in revenue losses. Bosses of the hit CBS network show planned to move filming to the Canadian area, which often serves as a cost-effective stand-in for New York, after learning the city and state's film tax credit had expired.

The show's relocation was predicted to cost millions and result in the loss of 600 to 1,000 jobs. State Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver moved quickly to win over CBS CEO Les Moonves in a bid to halt the move, promising the mayor's office, Governor David Paterson and the state Legislature would ensure "Blue Bloods" would get its tax credit, which would be retroactive to the start of production.

According to the New York Daily News, Silver's plight was successful. She says: "When the mayor asked, I was glad to make the call. New York wouldn't be New York without our film and television industry, and I am deeply committed to keeping it here."

A spokesman for Moonves did not respond to request for comment.

© AceShowbiz.com

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    luvin\' T.O.
    Jan 24, 2011

    "No offense, Toronto," Selleck told reporters Wednesday at a network press tour in Beverly Hills. No offense Tom, but screw you. -your friends in Toronto.

    me in the bronx
    Sep 16, 2010

    filming today in Little Italy, Arthur Avenue, the Bronx and we're all excited. Thank you for being here.

    Jun 11, 2010

    I hate to tell you but giving them the tax breaks allowed them to stay in new york to hire all the working class men and women you speak of.Yeah those damn tax breaks.

    Jun 10, 2010

    Many of those "working class men and women" work in the film industry, and are sitting home unemployed because films are not shooting in NY. The Film Industry brings in millions of dollars to the state, and those incentives are are big reason jobs choose to shoot here.

    real time with me
    Jun 07, 2010

    as usual... giant money making companies with millions pouring out their assholes get tax breaks, while the working class men and women get to shoulder the burden yet again. when companies get tax breaks, who do you think picks up the slack???? our taxes!! fuck you new york government officials

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