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:
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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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 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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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.
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment published final rules, effective March 16, 2023, that establish the "Made in NY" Marketing Credit Program for Digital Gaming Media Productions (the "Program"). "Made in NY" digital gaming media production entities that apply and are approved for this Program will be provided marketing opportunities through media outlets including, but not limited to, bus shelters and subway cars. Application materials will be posted online in mid-March.
On January 24, 2023, at 3:00 pm, MOME held a public hearing about the proposed rules for the Program.
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