Rochester Senator Joe Robach excitedly anticipated the announcement that Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, which is being filmed entirely in New York State, will be shooting in Rochester starting this morning. During the nine-day shoot, the production’s second unit will film a car chase scene. The film is slated for release on May 2, 2014.
To film the scene, 200 crew members will be coming to the city, where they will be joined by 250 local crew hires and 150 extras. It is expected that the production will require 3,000 hotel nights and spend $400,000 on local vendors, $120,000 on craft service, and $120,000 on restaurant meals.
“The City of Rochester could not be more thrilled that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 will begin shooting scenes in Rochester,” Lieutenant Governor and former City of Rochester Mayor Robert J. Duffy said. “Not only will this bring new jobs into the community and give the city an economic boost, but it will be an exciting moment for Rochesterians watching the film, knowing that such familiar places are in the background. As the former mayor of this great city, I am excited for this tremendous opportunity, as it speaks to the work that this state government under Governor Cuomo has done over the past two years to truly make New York the Hollywood of the East.”
Filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York is generating millions of dollars in economic activity across the state.
Many major television and film productions, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, have cited the State’s film and television tax credit program as a leading factor in their decision to film and produce in New York. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created and billions of dollars have been injected into New York’s economy as a result.
About “The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2”
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by by Marc Webb from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, with a previous draft by James Vanderbilt, and based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are the producers. The executive producers are E. Bennett Walsh, Stan Lee, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci.