Our home borough of the city of New York is in quite a renaissance period. Not only is there a boom going on in real estate, we’ve also got the best 5 star restaurants all on our own restaurant row of 5th Avenue. And… the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s conversion into Hollywood East is really official now that the Mel Brooks remake of his own “The Producers” is out – having been shot at the new facilities.
And now, Robert Redford has come. Says Redford, “I love Manhattan, but Brooklyn has an edgier image that seemed very right for us in what we were doing and how we were developing.” He announced a collaboration between Sundance Institute and the Brooklyn Academy of Music called “The Creative Latitude: Sundance Institute at BAM.”
From Variety, Friday January 6, 2005.