photo, busy sidewalk & street

Space Odyssey?

Crain’s writer Miriam Kreinin Souccar just published a story about the trend of apartment dwellers who enjoy renting their apartments for TV shoots (Crain’s NY Business, April 10, 2017, p16). The apartment owners plus the buildings make money to compensate for the noise, increased number of people milling around in  ..read more

Mozart in the Jungle

They came uptown to Washington Heights to shoot part of an episode for Season 3 of Mozart in the Jungle. They were filming at the Grinnell apartment building, a client on Riverside Drive. It was a quick 3 day shoot–just long enough to get the shots they needed. Not so  ..read more

photo, The Cedars rear garden path

The sunny sunny south shines

  Just back from several days in Columbus, Ga. —  the second largest city in the state — overseeing a photo shoot to assure that my client’s amazing Plantation house shows well on the Georgia State Film Commission website as well as the Columbus film page. We were at the  ..read more

757 — Not the area code, the bill

I don’t even know where to start on this one. The good news is that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the so called “religious liberty” bill that would have (a) allowed faith based organizations to deny services to those who violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, and (b) preserved their right  ..read more

Money talks

Is it news to any of us that money talks? Or that tax credits for films and TV pilots really bring in business to New York City? California put through a new $330 million/yr tax credit–expanded to include pilots–and the number of pilots filming in Los Angeles has increased for  ..read more

photo, House of the Redeemer, the Jump

Madam Secretary

  Just an exterior shot…. But what an exterior shot! Last night’s episode of Madam Secretary which included a shot of a terrorist jumping off the roof was shot at House of the Redeemer (a client). It took the Madam Secretary crew three days for a scene that took less than  ..read more

Congratulations to Julie Menin

New York, New York…it’s a great movie town and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment does a good  job of balancing the requests of filmmakers who want to use our city streets as their back lot with the day-to-day living requirements of those of us who call this city  ..read more

I’m ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille

A shout-out to Habitat Magazine for its excellent feature about how apartment buildings are taking a Big Apple bite out of NYC’s $8.7 billion film industry. In the February issue, you can discover where Angelina Jolie shot scenes from the movie Salt, find out what set-up appeals to production companies,  ..read more

photo, First Presbyterian interior

Cries and Whispers

  Recently, The Blacklist aired two scenes that were filmed at the First Presbyterian Church (a client). In one of the Church meeting rooms, the production team created an amazingly believable homeless shelter with unmade beds and streaked walls. They also dressed the Sanctuary for a really intense conversation.    ..read more