Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

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Visit our offices at 1697 Broadway

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.

The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting is located in the Ed Sullivan Theatre Building at 1697 Broadway on the 6th floor. A picture ID is required for entrance to the building.

How to Reach Us

By telephone: 212-489-6710
By fax: 212-307-6237
On the web:

Office Hours

Permits are issued between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.
On Fridays, permits must be submitted by 3:00pm.

Holidays Observed

Our offices will be closed to observe the following holidays in 2018:
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 15 - Martin Luther King's Birthday
February 19 - Washington's Birthday
May 28 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 3 - Labor Day
October 8 - Columbus Day
November 6 - Election Day
November 12 - Veterans Day (Observed)
November 22 - Thanksgiving Day
December 25 - Christmas Day