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3/4/2014 9:33:30 PM

Syracuse Post-Standard: Cuomo, Mahoney announce new film production house in DeWitt

Syracuse Post-Standard

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - New York and Onondaga County will invest in a new film house that will mix nanotechnology and the film industry with the hopes of starting up new businesses, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney announced Tuesday night.

The Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries would be the country's first nano film school, to provide education and training to the movie industry workforce in Upstate New York. It would teach computer-generated imagery and motion technologies.

It will be led by the College of Nanoscience and Engineering, called CNSE.

The county and the state would invest money and the county would offer a low-interest loan. The county's contribution has already been made - a $1.4 million investment in site work on the property.The state would invest $15 million through CNSE.

Onondaga County would start its own film commission with its own commissioner.

The announcement was made by Dr.Alain Kaloyeros, CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO, who was a young student when Mario Cuomo was governor.

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