City Council Hearing on Film Shoots

New York City is a hub for all facets of the entertainment industry and our city streets are regularly used as background for countless film shoots. This week, the City Council introduces legislation to begin counting them. While some enjoy seeing our own residential block make it to the big screen, others are frustrated by the temporary headaches a film crew can cause on the street. If you would like to make your own opinion on the topic heard, consider attending this upcoming hearing.

What: City Council’s Committee on Technology will hold an oversight hearing on filming and community impacts.
When: Wednesday, January 21st at 10:00 AM,
Where: 250 Broadway, 14th Floor, the

The committee will consider legislation requiring monthly and annual reports concerning film shoot permits. If attending and hoping to speak, it is typical practice to bring 20 copies of written testimony to submit to the city council.

  • Please send testimony to: breid@council.nyc.gov. Testimony should be addressed to Council Member Vacca who is the Chair of the NYC Council Committee on Technology and it should reference the proposed law, which is Intro 0084-2014, "A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring monthly and annual reports concerning film shoot permits."