The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) encompasses the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, and digital content. In total, these industries 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 channels and a radio station with a reach of 18 million viewers and a 50-mile radius. The newly formed Office of Nightlife is also housed at MOME.
Anne del Castillo is the acting commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). After joining the agency in 2014 as director of legal affairs, she was appointed chief operating officer and general counsel and structured and advanced several groundbreaking initiatives. Anne has over 25 years of experience in film production, public media, and arts and nonprofit administration.
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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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The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is located at 1 Centre St., 26th Fl. 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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