Blue Sky Animation is pulling out of White Plains New York and moving next door to Connecticut, where the tax breaks are as high as a Horton the elephant's eye:
A digital animation studio known for its production of "Ice Age" is leaving its suburban New York site and moving to Greenwich.
Brian Keane, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Blue Sky Studios, cited Connecticut's new tax credits that were enacted to boost film production in the state. Production companies are eligible for tax credits up to 30 percent on production expenses or costs in the state.
"The state has taken the lead to create the necessary economic environment to make itself attractive to businesses like ours," Keane said.
I went through the White Plains studio a bunch of years ago. Bue Sky was tucked away on several floors of the IBM building on Broadway. Nice digs, but I'm sure it was a pain going up and down in the elvator to get to people.
And of course, New York doesn't have those spiffy tax breaks.