NYC Film Office Accepting Film Permit Applications

(released 6/26/2020)

In a message dated Friday, June 19th, the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment announced the following regarding motion picture and video production.

Under New York State guidelines for Phase 2, certain aspects of pre- and post-production are authorized to resume certain operations with restrictions, as well as principal photography with a maximum of 10 people. For scouting-related activities, productions are directed to review and affirm real estate guidance. For office-based pre- and post-production activities, productions should review and affirm guidance for offices. For construction-related pre- and post-production activities, productions should refer to construction guidance. (The State has yet to post guidance for principal photography; in the meantime, please refer to the NY Forward Safety Plan template.)

On June 22, the Film Office will begin accepting permit applications for production activity commencing on July 1 or later. Activity will be limited to no more than 10 cast and crew. There will be safety-related limitations on vehicles, equipment, location, and catering, along with the safety requirements in the mandated State guidance. Production guidelines will be posted on MOME's website. Please do not submit permit applications until you have had an opportunity to review the guidelines.

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