About Agency

About Agency

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment encompasses the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to these industries. In total, these sectors account for over 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion. The office promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs. It also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV Stations and a radio station with a reach of 18 million households and a 50-mile radius.
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About Commissioner

Julie Menin is the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), an agency which oversees a key sector in New York City’s economy and brings economic development to neighborhoods across all five boroughs. The agency has two divisions: The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting serves as a one-stop shop for the entertainment industry, a sector that contributes nearly $9 billion to the City of New York’s economy and employs over 130,000 New Yorkers. NYC Media, manages and programs all of the media assets for the City of New York, including a television broadcast network reaching over 18 million people, a radio station and six local cable stations. With Menin’s appointment in February 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio expanded the agency to encompass the full scope of the entertainment industry, adding music, advertising, publishing, digital media and real estate as it relates to the creation of creative content to MOME’s portfolio.
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Office History

Filming in New York wasn’t always as easy as it is today! In the 1960’s, producers often required upwards of 50 permits to shoot in the City, and gaining access to some of New York’s hottest locations was tricky, at best. Producers were required to obtain a permit for every single day of production.
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About Careers

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Language Access

In July 2008, Mayor Bloomberg signed Executive Order 120, creating a centralized language access policy for New York City. Executive Order 120 mandates that all City agencies that provide direct public services create a language access implementation plan in order to ensure meaningful language access to their services.
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Contact Us

The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting is located in the Ed Sullivan Theatre Office Building at 1697 Broadway, 6th floor. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. You will need to bring picture ID to gain access to the building.
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