Regional Film Offices

New York State has one of the best networks of professionally staffed local and regional film offices in the country. These offices do not charge fees for their services (there may be fees for specific permits) and work with their local government and communities to responsibly grow film and television production across their regions. Click below to see how they can help with local logistics, paperwork and production.

The New York State Department of Economic Development (the “Department”) does not endorse or recommend any office listed on this website, nor does the Department make any guarantees as to the quality of service of any office for any particular project or purpose. In no event shall the Department be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage arising from your use of information provided on this list.

Capital District

Columbia County Film Office

Columbia County offers filmmakers a wealth of scenic beauty: from picture-perfect main streets and architectural homes to farmland and the Hudson River. We’re also home to Basilica Hudson, a Qualified Production Facility.
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Film Albany

Given our proximity to cities like NYC and Boston, and settings that mimic Manhattan, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., it’s no wonder filmmakers choose Albany. Balancing the big city look with a small town feel, we have your perfect location.
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Film Schenectady

Schenectady offers a variety of shooting possibilities in a compact, production-friendly environment, with approved soundstages and below-the-line support services. The city is home to parks, waterfronts, factories and the Stockade Historic District.
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Greene County Film Office

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offer mountain, valley and river regions that will meet any production company’s needs. Our film office can assist you with scouting opportunities, casting calls, logistical support and media outreach.
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Saratoga County Film Commission

Saratoga County, in upstate NY, is only a short drive from New York City, Montreal and Boston.  We’re ready to answer any request and assist with filming needs, from abundant locations and crew to coordination of services.
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Adirondack Film Commission

The Adirondack Film Commission was created to meet the needs of the growing film and television industry in upstate NY. Projects that need small cities, quaint rural villages and bucolic lakes should come to the greater Glens Falls/Lake George Area.
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Central New York

Syracuse Film Office

Our office is changing the face of the film and television industry in the greater Syracuse area. Through diverse landscapes, local talent, strong community relationships and a new soundstage, we offer a welcoming and successful filming experience.
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Finger Lakes

Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission

With cityscapes, suburbs, rural villages and miles of farms and lakefront, the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commission offers complete location scouting assistance and information about extensive production and post-production resources and services.
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Long Island

Nassau County Film Office

Nassau County is home to three Qualified Production Facilities and a variety of filming locations - Gold Coast mansions, beaches, waterfront parks, nature preserves, ponds, suburban areas, office buildings, correctional center spaces and scenic villages.
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Suffolk County Film Commission

Suffolk County’s unique geography and cultural resources make it ideal for filming. Our shorelines include towering bluffs and rocky beaches, and barrier islands with white sand. We also have 15 lighthouses and architecture from the 17th century.
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Dutchess County Film Office

Dutchess County’s landscape is quite diverse – from mountains, small cities, miles of riverfront, and the world’s longest pedestrian bridge to landmarks, farms and wineries. We can help with your filming needs and provide excellent customer service.
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Hudson Valley Film Commission

The Hudson Valley Film Commission is a conduit for film, TV and media pre-production, production and post-production in seven Hudson Valley/Catskill counties. HVFC provides location, cast and crew referrals, vendor support and networking opportunities.
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Orange County Film Office

Orange County offers urban landscapes and historic architecture, beautiful farms and tranquil lakes. It has many film-friendly properties and two Qualified Production Facilities – Michelson Studio in Middletown and Umbra Soundstage in Newburgh.
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Rockland County Film Office

The Rockland County Film Office, 30 miles north of NYC, is ready to make your filming experience a success! We offer film crews and productions easy accessibility, welcoming communities and diverse locations - from Hudson River villages to farmland.
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Ulster County Film Office

Filming in Ulster County is easy and affordable. Filmmakers enjoy Ulster County’s diversity of locations: urban, suburban and beautiful rural landscapes, as well as mountains, rivers, modern and historic architecture and everything in between.
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Westchester County Film Office

Westchester County Tourism & Film offers assistance with location scouting and production planning including permit and insurance requirements. Our backdrops include bustling cities, country villages, river towns, farms, beaches and corporate sites.
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Yonkers Film Office and the Mayor’s Office of Film & Photography are a one-stop shop for production services. Our geographic diversity and convenience offer a range of opportunity including urban, historic, scenic or state-of-the-art studio locations.
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New York City

NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment promotes NYC as a center of creativity, issues permits for filming and facilitates production in the five boroughs. It also oversees the City’s broadcast network, reaching more than 18 million people.
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Western New York

Buffalo Niagara Film Office

Generous state incentives, local cooperation, easy neighborhood control and a large crew and vendor base make Western New York the place to shoot productions. The available locations provide BIG production value and our office is eager and ready to help.
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