What it means to turn your apartment building into a movie studio

photo, on the set, the Grinnell

New York Times real estate reporter Ronda Kaysen featured New York City apartments and their timeless allure for film crews in the March 13, 2016 New York Times.  “Filmed in New York, Starring my Home,” mentions the Grinnell Apartment (my client) and the Riviera apartment building where I worked last year on two large productions…a TV show and an indie movie.

In her piece Rhonda lays out what you need to do to so that the film crew gets what they want and the tenants of your building are not grinding their teeth in exasperation when a crew of 75 invades their public spaces.

It’s about making it all work for everybody. And also, making money.

Julie Menin, the new Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, comes out in support of filming because she feels that benefits outweigh the drawbacks. Bravo to a member of City Government who supports this $8.7 billion business. How can you not!