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New York: Neighborhoods on Hiatus

August 15, 2017

THE CITY OF NEW YORK

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
1697 Broadway, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 489-6710

HOT SPOT LIST as of 12/5/17

PERMIT REQUESTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

Brooklyn
 NEW! DUMBO – MAIN STREET TO WASHINGTON STREET BTW FRONT ST & PLYMOUTH ST
 Wmsburg – N. 4th Street to N. 15th Street btw Berry Street & Kent Avenue
 Greenpoint – McGuinness Blvd To West St Btw Commercial St & Calyer St
 Greenpoint – Norman Ave to Driggs Ave btw Manhattan Ave & Kingsland Ave
 Cobble Hill – Atlantic Avenue to Kane Street btw Hicks & Court Streets
 Ft Grn/Cltn Hill – Fulton St to Myrtle Ave btw Ashland Pl & Bedford Ave
 Bedstuy – Jefferson St to Halsey St btw Marcus Garvey Blvd &Throop Ave
 Park Slope – Union Street to 1st Street btw 7th Avenue & Prospect Park West
 PPk So – Albemarle Rd to Parkside Ave btw Coney Island Ave & Flatbush Ave
 Prospect Hts – Sterling Pl to Atlantic Ave btw Flatbush & Washington Ave

Manhattan
 NEW! E VILL – 1ST AVENUE TO AVENUE B BTW E. 4TH STREET & E. 12TH STREET
 NEW! CHINATOWN – MADISON STREET BTW ST JAMES PLACE & PIKE STREET
 NEW! TRIBECA – DUANE STREET BTW CHURCH STREET & WEST BROADWAY
 Washington Hts – 155th to 160th Street btw Broadway & Riverside Drive
 Morningside hts – Riverside Dr to Broadway btw 120th St & Tiemann Pl
 UES – East 80th Street to East 85th Street btw 5th Avenue & Park Avenue
 UWS – W. 59th Street to W. 86th Street btw Central Park West & Columbus Ave
 W Vill – Christopher Street to W. 15th St btw Hudson St/8 Ave & West Side Highway
(Filming at locations along the West Side Highway is allowed.)
 GVill – W/E 8th Street to W 4th St/Wash Square S btw 6th Ave & Mercer Street

 E. 4 St to Bond Street btw Lafayette – Bowery
 SoHo – Crosby St to Bowery btw Broome St & Houston St
 Lwr Man – Lafayette Street Btw Worth Street & Canal Street
 Tribeca – Hudson Street To Wshwy Btw Chambers St & Harrison Street
 South Street to East Broadway btw Catherine Slip/Street & Pike Slip/Street
 Chinatown – Division Street btw Market Street & Bowery
 LWR MAN – Murray Street to Battery Place btw Broadway & West Side Highway

Queens
 NEW! LIC – 23RD STREET TO CRESCENT STREET BTW 43RD AVE & 44TH DRIVE
 NEW! KEW GDNS – QUEENS BLVD TO VANWYCK EXPWY BTW GRAND CTRL PKWY & MAIN ST
 Astoria – 31st Street to Shore Blvd Btw 20th Avenue & Ditmars Blvd
 Richmond Hill – Park Lane South btw Metropolitan Ave & Myrtle Ave
 Douglaston – 38th Drive to 41st Avenue btw 233rd Street & 234th Street
 Douglas Manor – Shore Rd to Douglas Rd btw 36 Ave/Park Lane & Bayview Ave
 LIC – 45th Rd btw 11th Street & 21st Street
 LIC – 45th Avenue btw 21st Street & 23rd Street
 LIC – 46th Avenue to 49th Avenue btw Center Blvd & Vernon Blvd 

CALL OFTB AT 212-489-6710 SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE BEFORE SUBMITTING PERMITS FOR:
Manhattan
 Times Square (40th to 54th Sts btw 6th & 8th Aves)
 Bond Street btw Bowery – Lafayette
 Pell, Mott, Doyers Streets
 South Of Chambers Street btw Hudson River & East River
 106th Street to Cathedral Parkway btw Riverside Dr & Amsterdam Ave
 Dyckman St to 218th Street btw Seaman Ave &10th Ave (including Payson Ave)

PLEASE BE SENSITIVE near religious institutions: churches on Sunday, temples on Saturdays, holy days, etc. and Schools: company must maintain school bus access to their curb lanes. Remember it is your responsibility to notify the community board, city council, block and merchant associations in which you are filming at least 48 hours in advance. To find a community board, city council district or business improvement district, please visit www.nyc.gov/film.

Community communication is vital to maintain a “Film Friendly” New York City.

Thank You for Your Cooperation.

Film in Miami, Production

City of Miami Beach: Introduction on Film Permits

March 14, 2016
Miami Beach

Film permits are necessary for all film, video, photography and other media projects on public property, residential locations, when city services are required, or when productions may impact traffic/residents/city services.

Before we get started, let’s make sure you’re only filming in the City of Miami Beach. This municipality is within the Miami-Dade County, and includes everywhere from Fisher Island up to North Beach. If you’re unsure if you fall under the boundary, click here to check an interactive online map that can show you! Continue Reading…

Film in Miami, Production

Miami-Dade County: How to get Filming Permits!

March 14, 2016
Miami

Miami-Dade is the largest county in the US. Within Miami-Dade there are 35 municipalities, such as City of Miami and City of Miami Beach. So it’s no wonder finding the permit rules in this region can get complicated. But don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you and put together a series of blog posts to explain everything you need to know! We’ve also put together an Ultimate Film Permit Guide for all of Miami-Dade County, with a step-by-step permit application process in every municipality. 
Miami-Dade County logoYou will need a Film Permit if you’re creating a commercial film or photo shoot on public property. Some municipalities require permits on residential or private property as well. This means that if you plan to film at a house, and don’t interrupt the neighbours, you may still need a permit depending on where the location is. In our series of blog posts, we will cover the requirements for certain municipalities such as the City of Miami Beach and Coral Gables.  To find out if filming on residential properties outside of these two requires a permit, call your film office or FilMiami at 305-375-3288. Continue Reading…

Production

Commercials That Make us Giggle like Schoolgirls

March 25, 2015

When you work at a company like Set Scouter that helps location scout for commercials, you end up watching a LOT of them.

We started to take note of just how many Canadian production companies are turning out commercials that are simply said, comedic gold. Surely, directors aren’t the only ones contributing to the funny, since there are many creative agencies behind these ads, but these directors executed it so perfectly, we are starting to fan-girl.

We wanted to take a second to give these directors a slow clap. Not just for their creativity, but for making me spit my midday beer all over Cards against Humanity, I mean…. my coffee all over my laptop. I was working…I promise. Continue Reading…

Production

Canadian Media Big Picture: Interview with David Hardy of William F. White International

March 5, 2015
David Hardy Vice President, Industry and Government Relations at Comweb Corp/ William F. White International Inc.

David Hardy is an early supporter of Set Scouter and has been a source of wisdom on strategy. Having his broad knowledge of the Canadian media scene is only possible when you’ve done everything that he has! David has gone from production, to unions, to being Vice President of one of North America’s most successful production service companies. David’s insights can save those starting out, or in the middle of their careers a whole lot of time. David is one of the most prominent and influential leaders in the Canadian media industry. It was an incredible opportunity to have such an in-depth conversation on what he does and what this means for the industry. Continue Reading…

Locations, Production

6 Best Ways to Protect Your Location in Production

January 20, 2015

When you see Arnold Schwarzenegger wielding a shotgun, protecting young John Connor, what is the first thought that pops into your head? Probably “Do not mess with this guy!”

Well, let’s pretend Arnold is your location manager and John is a beautiful house you are using for a production. I know, a bit far-reaching, but just go with it. It’s the best metaphor we came up with today.

This is how everyone working on set should view the locations they are shooting in, “Do not mess with this location manager and his location!” After working for 12 hours, people become exhausted and want to go home as quickly as possible. It is usually during this time that damage is done to a location. As the location manager, (or sometimes production coordinator or any number of positions on a smaller production) it is your duty to protect the location you booked for your shoot.

If you are in our hometown of Toronto, you can rent supplies or get location services from White’s LES – Location Equipment Supply. We have seen many productions work with them and recommend their services. If you prefer to buy the supplies yourself, you can buy supplies from Home Depot, Staples, and Canada Mats.

Here are the 6 best ways to protect your location prior to shoot! Continue Reading…

Production

Navigating The Industry: Interview With Former Completion Guarantor Bob Presner

January 7, 2015
Bob Presner and Terrence Stamp on the set of "The Hunger"

Bob Presner is the former President of Film Finances Canada, and former Vice-President of Motion Picture Guarantors. Over a 12-year period he oversaw the successful completion and delivery of hundreds of movies, MOWs and TV series. Today, as President of Beyond the Box, Bob leads creativity workshops that tap into the transferable skills he learned during his 30-year career in the movie business. http://www.beyondthebox.ca/
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Must Read, Production

Awesome 2014 Holiday Ads Made in Toronto

December 23, 2014
Canadian Tire Christmas Commercial 2014

The holiday season is full of gifts, warmth, family, and last but not least – amazing marketing and advertising campaigns. Yes, we love them just as much as gingerbread cookies and not just because we provide residential locations for commercials. We love them because they are emotional, creative, and boast incredible production value. This year, to show our appreciation for all the hard working Torontonians in production, we picked some of our favourite commercials made by Toronto production companies that do holiday stories like pros. Continue Reading…