New York State boasts one of the best networks of professionally staffed local and regional film offices in the country. These are trained, experienced individuals with decades of experience hosting hundreds of productions -- large studio films, micro budget indies, commercials, music videos, reality shows, still photo shoots, documentaries -- they've handled every size and type of shoot and they know how to get things done.
New York State film commissions are locally funded and locally appointed; they know their territories, they know their crew base, and they know the challenges and pressures of production. They can help identify locations, facilitate permits and permissions, liase with local authorities and government officials, find resources and support services and just generally solve problems and smooth the way to make sure your shoot is as efficient and cost effective as possible. Just click on the links to the left to learn more about what the New York State regional film offices can do for you.