Filming in Downtown Albany

Your Next and Best Location for Filming is Downtown Albany, New York. Watch Film Albany, a quick video, narrated by Albany native James McCaffrey of Rescue Me and Revenge, on what makes our Downtown a unique place to choose for filming.

Downtown Albany, New York is a prime destination for film makers and television producers. Why? We partner with you right from the start.

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While it may be tough to get a permit in New York City, downtown Albany, New York can't wait to issue one. Downtown Albany has an environment for closures and traffic - we've even closed the City down in 24 hours. And we have allowed helicopters on the main streets. More importantly, we want you here. Our residents and businesses have always been delighted to share their City with film makers and look forward to doing so again. Read what others have said about their experience filming in Albany.

Downtown Albany is everywhere you need to be. Even a different epoque.
New York City, Washington D.C. - the nation's Capital in the 70s. With a little Hollywood magic, downtown Albany, New York can be made to order. Downtown Albany boasts over 400 years in outstanding architecture, a multitude of resources and most importantly, the ability to save our clients time and money during their film and commercial projects. And with just a short drive from the streets of Manhattan, in downtown Albany you won't even need to leave the state.

New York State Tax Credits
Film Albany notes the Financial benefits to filming in New York State (NYS) by means of tax credits available to filmSalt Being Filmed in Albany, New YorkSalt Being Filmed in Albany, New York makers. By filming in the Empire State, film makers are eligible to receive a NYS Film Production Credit, Post Production Credit, Commercial Production Tax Credit, Investment Tax Credit and Sales Tax Exemptions. Additionally, in July 2012, NYS Governor Cuomo signed a law granting larger tax credits for editing and other post production work in an effort to further increase the state's film and television industry.

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Your First Stop to Find Out More
That's easy. Contact Debby Goedeke, Albany County Representative, Albany Film Commission - She is your Albany Help Button in finding that perfect location, crew member or Albany resource for filming in downtown Albany and the Capital District | 518.434.1217 x100. Debby has worked with film makers from around the world and understands that the film industry "needed their answers yesterday."

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Filming in New York State Resources
Film Albany (ACCVB)
NY Loves Films

NYS Qualified Production Facilities

Other Resources
Georgette Steffens, Executive Director
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District
518.465.2143 x15

Mike Camoin, Producer of Film Albany
Videos for Change,
518.772.1417 (w)
518.441.5300 (c)






Photographer: Eric Wood