Tips On Filming On Staten Island

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Tips On Filming On Staten Island

Staten Island’s filming reputation has increased. With the development of Arthur Kill correctional facility there will soon be a larger increase of the industry here on the island. Here are some tips on how to get permission to film at some of Staten Island’s most versatile locations:

  • To film on New York City public proper, visit the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting’s site for full details, rules and regulations. Typically, filmmakers are required to have a permit if they are using large equipment, vehicles or would like exclusive use of the city’s property.
  • exhibits-hero-si-ferry5Filming on board the Staten Island Ferry doesn’t only require permission from the Mayor’s Office of Film,Theatre and Broadcasting, but from the city’s department of Transportation.  Javonne Parker is the best point of contact for this. She is available to help productions along the way, including scouting and a walk-through of the site.  You may reach Javonne at  718-876-5714 for more details.

  • To film in victorian style Edgewater Hall located at 691 Bay Street. Contact Owner Ettore Mazzei at
  • To film at Dock Street located in the basement of Edgewater Hall contact at
  •  To film in historic 90,000 square foot St. George Theatre contact the  executive director Doreen Cugno at

  • For alternative filming locations such as small-businesses – -restaurants, bars, boutiques etc. always reach out to the owner for detailed information on their policy.

Always remember to provide an acceptable contract and proposal highlighting the idea of your film production to make the process a lot smoother.