By Indiewire | Indiewire April 24, 2006 at 12:10PM
Long one of Hollywood's favorite backdrops -- though, in recent years, only so far as its grit and flash can be depicted from stand-in California studios and Vancouver streets -- New York is increasingly drawing producers when it comes to location work. With 31,500 days of filming tallied in a year -- twice as much as in 2002 -- 2005 beat all of the city's records, according to the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. The movie and television production business, which employs about 100,000 people in New York, has become the biggest job-creating industry. Agence France Presse reports.