The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment's mission is to support and strengthen New York City’s creative economy and make it accessible to all. In 2019, the creative industries accounted for more than 500,000 local jobs and have an economic impact of $150 billion annually. MOME comprises five divisions: the Film Office, which coordinates on location production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Media, the city’s official broadcast network and production group; the Office of Nightlife, which supports the city’s nighttime economy; the Press Credentials Office, which issues press cards; and Programs and Initiatives to advance industry and workforce development across NYC's creative sectors.
Anne del Castillo is the 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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All Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) should be submitted via NYC OpenRecords Click here to submit a FOIL request via NYC OpenRecords. Select "Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment" from the agency dropdown menu. Frequently requested data about film permits is available on the NYC Open Data webpage.