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News & Events

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  • Connecticut Film Festivals

    Find upcoming film festivals around the state or view information on future festivals and venues for independent cinema.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Gov. Malloy Announces NBC Sports Group is Fourth "First Five"

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that NBC Sports Group will be the fourth company to take advantage of the “First Five” economic development program. NBCUniversal’s NBC Sports Group will consolidate much of its northeast operations, including its existing Connecticut workforce, at new studios and offices in the former Clairol factory in Stamford. The project, slated to start in September 2012, will create 450 jobs and allow room for the company to grow in the future.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Dept. of Economic & Community Development Release: Blue Sky Studios Continues to Grow

    Blue Sky Studios today announced it will expand its headquarters in Greenwich and create 70 jobs, a move that will allow the Oscar Award winning digital animation company to grow even more in the future. The state, through the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is providing financial support for the project.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Gov. Malloy Announces ESPN is Third "First Five" Project

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced ESPN of Bristol is the next Connecticut company to take advantage of the state’s newest economic development program called “First Five.”

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Continues to Attract New Television Productions to the State

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Disney-ABC Domestic Television has relocated its long-running show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” from New York to Connecticut, which will create 150 new jobs in the state.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Gov. Malloy: Back9Network will Cover the Links from Hartford

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that a new company has established its corporate headquarters and will launch a multi-platform cable golf network in Hartford, a project that is expected to create hundreds of jobs over time and breathe new life into the downtown area.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Gov. Malloy: ESPN Expansion is Raising Digital Sports Media Profile and Creating Hundreds of Jobs for Residents

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by executives of ESPN and state and local officials, today celebrated the grand opening of ESPN’s state-of-the-art Digital Center 2 building, a project announced two years ago as part of the Governor’s First Five economic development program.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001

  • Gov. Malloy Announces Media Companies ITV America and Wheelhouse Entertainment Establishing Operations in Connecticut, Creating Hundreds of New Jobs

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that award-winning entertainment production group ITV America – the largest independent producer of non-scripted entertainment content in the United States – will be relocating a significant portion of its business operations to Stamford. Additionally, newly launched Wheelhouse Entertainment – founded by entrepreneur and media magnate Brent Montgomery – also will be using Stamford as one of its bases of operations. Combined, the two entertainment companies plan to create approximately 450 jobs in Stamford across areas of finance and operations, production, and post-production, and more.

    Date Posted: 1/1/0001