Media production activity in New York City is subject to the restrictions and requirements in New York State and City laws, directives, and guidance.

The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (OFTB) is accepting Film Permit applications for production activity. OFTB is operating remotely, so please allow additional time for Film Permit processing. For more information see:

To assist productions with promoting COVID-safe protocols on set, MOME has produced production-specific educational posters available for download.

Archive of Commissioner's Directives

Shoot Your Project in NYC with These 3 Steps!

The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting looks to support film and television productions of all shapes and sizes, and we look to make each and every one of those projects a clear, seamless, and enjoyable production experience. The steps outlined below can guide you through our simple process, or if you're looking for something specific, you can keep scrolling down and also look on the left hand navigation for specific sections. Thanks for visiting our site and good luck with your production!


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Step 2: Apply for a Permit


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