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NYC Film and Television Industry Economic Impact Study 2021

Groundbreaking report details specifics on the film and television industry's significance and contribution to New York City's economyg.

Made in NY Discount Card

We are proud to offer the "Made in NY" Discount card as an incentive for filming in New York City. Available to bona fide productions, the card provides discounts and special offers when presented to the more than 1,000 vendors currently participating.

Experienced PAs for Hire

The "Made in NY" PA Training Program produces graduates who are pre-screened, trained, and experienced. Our partner Brooklyn Workforce Innovations can arrange interviews or direct placements, several weeks in advance or at a moment's notice. This is a free service offered to productions shooting in NYC and surrounding areas.

NY State Film Tax Credits

The New York State Film Production Tax Credit program provides qualifying film and television productions a 30% credit for qualified production expenditures. All eligible productions shot in New York City may qualify for this program. Legislation extended the program through 2019, allocating $420 million per year.

NYS Film & Television Diverse Suppliers Directory

The Directory, which includes both vendors who have previously worked with the film and television industry and those who want to work with the industry, helps film and television productions find diverse vendors throughout New York State.

Location Library

The majority of these City-owned locations are available at no fee; some buildings operated by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) do require a fee. Learn more about DCAS at

Studios and Stages

There are dozens of New York City soundstages and studios available to productions shooting in NYC.

Guilds, Unions, and Organizations

We work regularly with guilds, unions, and other organizations on film and television production throughout the five boroughs.

Resources for New Yorkers

Reel Jobs List

Every week, we post a listing of available jobs and projects in pre-production and production.

Filming Now in NYC

Check out what's filming now in New York City's five boroughs.

Film Festivals

Each year, New York City welcomes hundreds of filmmakers to film festivals taking place throughout the five boroughs. Check out our calendar to learn about upcoming festivals taking place in or around NYC.

"Movies Under the Stars" Outdoor Film Series

MOME partners with the City's Parks Department to present hundreds of outdoor film screenings in public parks in all five boroughs, including many that have never hosted movie nights before.

Info on Film and TV Crews in Communities

Whenever you see a "Made in NY" truck, it means a film or television show is being created right here in our City. With New York City's iconic and unique sites and neighborhoods, NYC is a popular place for film production. Filming here also means 130,000 jobs for New Yorkers and billions of dollars into the City's economy.

Made in NY Walking Tours

Narrated by actors Julianna Marguiles and Matthew Modine, these free and downloadable podcast walking tours offer listeners an informative and fun way to learn about the rich and fascinating history of film and television location shooting in New York City.


Have you ever wondered what those weird sounding jobs on a film shoot are? Have you ever wondered how each crew member on a film shoot works with the other? Check out our Glossary of Film Terms to learn more.


Rehearsal Spaces

SpaceFinder NYC is a free online rental marketplace for rehearsal, performance, and other creative spaces in the NYC region. The non-profit organization is funded by New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State's Council on the Arts.

Incentives for Theatres

Discover the discounts and incentives available to theatrical productions in NYC's five boroughs.

NYC Employee Theatre Discount

City employees have an opportunity to experience Broadway and Off-Broadway performances at substantial savings. The Theatre Development Fund normally offers a ticket service for deeply discounted tickets for select eligible groups.

Spotlight on Broadway

Celebrating Broadway's vibrant history, Spotlight on Broadway is a multimedia project featuring intimate profiles of the theatres and productions that make up the City's theatre district, featuring videos chronicling the history of the theatres themselves as well as moments from some of the most celebrated productions that took place on their stages.


Music Industry Economic Impact Study

In March 2017, MOME announced the findings of the first-ever economic impact study of NYC's music industry. The study found that the sector supports nearly 60,000 jobs, accounts for $5 billion in wages, and generates $21 billion in total economic output for the city.

Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-19 Reopening in NYC: Group Music Activities

Click here for guidance on musical activities during COVID-19.

Digital Media

2021 NYC Digital Games Industry Economic Impact Study

The groundbreaking study details specifics on the digital games sector's significance and contribution to New York City's economy. Major findings of the report conclude that in 2020 the industry supported 7,600 jobs, $762 million in wages, and $2 billion in economic output.

Podcasting Industry Report

In the first comprehensive study of the podcast industry, MOME found that NYC has become the global hub for production of audio news and entertainment on demand. The top NYC-based networks produced almost 200 podcasts – up nearly 75 percent fron 2015 – and drove over 1.3 billion downloads in 2016.


New York City Bookstores

Discover where the closest bookstore is in your neighborhood.

2022 NYC Publishing Industry Economic Impact Study

The groundbreaking analysis details specifics on the industry's continued significance and contribution to New York City's creative economy. Most notably, in 2020 the industry supported a total of 95,000 jobs, $11 billion in wages, and $34 billion in economic output.

Community and Ethnic Media

List was developed and will continue to be maintained to include qualifying print and digital community and ethnic media outlets, according to former Mayor de Blasio's Executive Order 47