Film Industry Re-Opening
We are currently in Phase 3, and the following is in effect:
In Phase 3 of reopening, Your business is currently permitted to operate with restrictions . Restrictions that are applicable to your industry are as follows:
No principal photography is permitted that congregates a total of over 25 people together for one shoot. For shoots with fewer than 25 people, businesses should fill out and maintain a business safety plan consistent with DOH guidance on site.
Please see here for a business safety plan template: https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/news/2020/COVID-2020Jun08-Guidance-Reopening-Plan-Template.pdf. Productions should continue to monitor this tool and forward.ny.gov for more detailed guidance for motion picture and video production is released.
For scouting-related activities, please see and affirm the real estate guidelines, which are available here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/realestate-masterguidance.pdf.
For office-related pre- and post-production activities, please see and affirm the following guidance: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/offices-interim-guidance.pdf.
For construction-related pre- and post-production activities, please see and affirm the construction guidelines: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/ConstructionMasterGuidance.pdf.
In order to operate, you must comply with all safety guidelines for your industry, as well as any additional health and safety guidance issued by the state. Please click here to read applicable guidelines.
You must affirm that you have read and understand your obligation to operate in accordance with the guidance at the bottom of the document. Please note that in order to be fully compliant, you must develop a business safety plan. You can find a link to a business safety plan template after you complete your affirmation.
Once Nassau County hits Phase 4, which we hope will be mid July, the following will be in effect: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/MediaProductionShortGuidance.pdf
Welcome to the Nassau County Film Office.
The film, TV and commercial industries in Nassau County provide a $169M positive economic force on Long Island. The job of the Nassau County Film Office is to attract and retain these industries in Nassau County.
We do this by promoting the myriad of locations we have available; from beaches, buildings, suburban neighborhoods, Gold Coast Mansions, preserves, the Nassau County Correctional Center, historic parks and more, as well as our two fully-approved NYS Sound Stages – Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios.
We can help you navigate between the different cities, films and towns that comprise our County.
We also partner with the Long Island Film and TV Foundation (a 501(c)3) corporation) by presenting the LIIFE (The Long Island International Film Expo) where we showcase independent films of all genres, and give filmmakers a community to network together.
Please feel free to contact us at 516 571-3168 to see how we can help you.
Thank you for your attention.