The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) works to support New York City's thriving creative economy and make it accessible to all. The agency comprises four divisions: the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting which coordinates film and television production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Media, the largest municipal television and radio broadcasting entity in the country with a reach of 18 million viewers within a 50-mile radius; workforce and educational initiatives in film, television, theater, music, publishing, advertising and digital content to support the development of NYC's creative industries, which account for around 500,000 jobs and an economic impact of $150 billion a year; and the Office of Nightlife which supports the sustainable development of New York City's night-time economy.
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.
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Pursuant to Local Law 46 of 2021, the City transferred the authority to issue press credentials from the New York Police Department to MOME, effective January 20, 2022. MOME is proposing rules setting forth application procedures for press credentials, criteria for denial of an application for a press credential, and criteria for suspension or revocation of a press credential. Read the Q&A on the proposed rules.
The Public Hearing is on November 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.