Silvercup Studios
Silvercup Studios is the largest film and television production facility in New York City. Located in the neighborhood of Long Island City, in the borough of Queens, the studio complex has been operating since 1983 in the former Silvercup Bakery building. It is owned and operated by brothers Alan and Stuart Suna.

During its early years the facility was used mostly for the filming of music videos and commercials, although occasionally scenes for motion pictures were shot there, including Highlander and Garbo Talks . Norman Leigh, well known among New York City filmmakers for his electrical/gaffing work on the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy , oversaw the studio during its first few years. Over the years, use of the studio's space has shifted toward the production of television series.

Some Notable Past productions
Silvercup was the primary shooting facility for The Sopranos , Sex and the City and ABC's Hope & Faith . Other film and television productions that have made use of the studio include:
  • 30 Rock
  • White Collar
  • Fringe
  • No Reservations
  • Little Children
  • Julie & Julia
  • What Happens in Vegas
  • Gossip Girl
  • Analyze That
  • The Savages
  • Dark Water
  • The Sopranos
  • Ugly Betty
  • Big Daddy
  • Birth
  • Black Rain
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Gangs of New York
  • Garbo Talks
  • Hide and Seek
  • Highlander
  • The Impostors
  • Jonny Zero
  • Just My Luck
  • Krush Groove
  • Little Nicky
  • Mad Men
  • Meet the Parents
  • Mickey Blue Eyes
  • Private Parts
  • Two Weeks Notice
  • Uptown Girls
  • Righteous Kill
  • Sex and the City (film)

As a location
The building also serves as a location for magazine photo shoots and music video productions. In fall 2007 an American Express TV commercial starring Tina Fey featured shots of the outside and inside of the studio. The facility can be seen from the New York City Subway Queens-bound 7,N & Q Trains just before the Queensboro Plaza stop, and it is also visible from cars filmed crossing over the Queensboro (59th street) bridge to and from Manhattan. It is also the location of part of the final battle in Highlander, with the character "The Kurgan" destroying the iconic sign during the battle.

Silvercup Studios East
Silvercup has a second studio complex, also in Long Island City.

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 6 years ago via