Film Green NYC Frequently Asked Questions

Can my production enroll in NYC Film Green?
Any feature film or scripted television episodic series with at least one day of filming in New York City (i.e., within the five boroughs) may enroll in NYC Film Green.

What will my production have to do in order to participate in NYC Film Green?
To enroll in NYC Film Green, you must initiate and track sustainability efforts in various phases of the production (pre-production, production, and post-production) and develop an overall sustainability plan.

What does my production get for participating in NYC Film Green?
Productions that satisfy program requirements will receive the NYC Film Green mark of distinction to place in end credits and in any marketing and promotional materials, identifying your project as a leader in sustainable production. Productions that go above and beyond will have the opportunity to receive additional recognition for their exceptional efforts from the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

How much does it cost to participate in NYC Film Green?
Enrollment in NYC Film Green is absolutely free! All educational materials, best practices, tracking tools, and resources required for NYC Film Green are available at nyc.gov/filmgreen.

Does my production need to enroll in NYC Film Green in order to receive a film permit from the City of New York?
NYC Film Green is 100% voluntary for television and film productions. A project's ability to receive a film permit is in no way connected to its participation in NYC Film Green.

What if my production enrolls in NYC Film Green, but does not satisfy the necessary requirements for the green seal? Will it be publicized?
MOME will not publicize a list of productions enrolled in NYC Film Green. Productions are free to publicize their participation in the program and those that receive the NYC Film Green mark of distinction are encouraged to place it in end credits and in any marketing and promotional materials.