Since 1999, Eastern Effects has been providing Lighting & Grip Equipment Rentals for Independent Feature Films, Television Productions, Corporate & Industrial Videos, Student filmmakers, and Live Broadcasts.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for the incredible support leading up to our signature drop-off at the steps of New York City Hall on Wednesday. It’s clear that we got the City’s attention – and we could not have done it without your generous help. Thank you for signing those important letters of support, coming out to City Hall, tweeting, posting and talking with your friends and community. We received an incredible amount of press from the event on Wednesday, which you can read and watch here: http://easterneffects.com/home/sos-news-articles/.
Thanks to everyone’s efforts, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said “We want to help Eastern Effects, and we’re very willing to. Our folks are engaged with them… So we’re going to work very hard with them to find a solution.” This is a huge step in the right direction, and we are ready to work collaboratively with the administration.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be meeting with various City officials to discuss our situation and possible solutions to save Eastern Effects’ studios. We will continue to keep you updated on the status as we learn more.
Again, we would not gotten to this point without each and every one of you who supported us in your own way. Your actions have encouraged us and given us strength and hope throughout this fight.
Will you join us on the steps of NY City Hall tomorrow, Wednesday at 11 AM to drop off our over 2,100 letters in support of Eastern Effects? The City can stop the studio from being closed, but we need to show up, in person, to show that we will fight for the over 230 jobs that rely on our studio business.