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About the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

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 four divisions:

Meet the Commissioner and Division Heads

Pat Swinney Kaufman has more than 20 years of experience working in film and television production, with deep expertise in growing jobs and bringing revenue to New York State. She served as Executive Director of the NYS Governor’s Office for Motion Picture and Television Development and the Deputy Commissioner of Empire State Development, and sat on the boards of the New York Production Alliance and Hamptons International Film Festival. Kaufman joined MOME in 2022 as First Deputy Commissioner of Creative Sector Programs, where she oversaw the agency’s work in developing strategies to support film, television, theatre, music, advertising, publishing, and digital media.
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Office History

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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About Careers

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Contact Us

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is located at 1 Centre Street, 26th Floor. 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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FOIL Requests

All Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests to the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) should be submitted via NYC OpenRecords.

Frequently requested data about film permits is available on the NYC Open Data webpage.

Rule Changes

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (“MOME”) is proposing to amend its press credentials rules to (a) include a minimum age requirement for eligibility to receive a Standard Press Card or a Reserve Press Card, (b) require consent from a parent or legal guardian for applicants under eighteen years old who are seeking to pre-register for or receive a Single Event Press Card, and (c) require a parent, legal guardian, or responsible adult to accompany a Single Event Press Card holder who is under eighteen years old during the entirety of a Single Event. MOME is also proposing to amend its rule setting forth the criteria for denial of an application for a press credential and to allow alternative methods for returning a Single Event Press Card.

MOME had a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. on March 20, 2024, pursuant to the Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules. MOME received oral testimony and written comments from Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel of the National Press Photographers Association, Robert Roth, and Bruce Cotler, President of the New York Press Photographers Association. MOME is in the process of reviewing the comments and considering potential revisions to the proposed rule amendments.