THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN RELEASES GUIDE TO FILMING
(4/2/2008) New Haven – The City of New Haven Office of Cultural Affairs has released “A Guide to Filming in New Haven” to assist filmmakers and production companies considering the city as a film location. The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) oversees permitting process for motion picture, television, and still photographic projects within the city.
Due to recent state tax incentives, New Haven has seen a spike in professional filmmaker’s interest in the city as a location. OCA works with location scouts and production personnel to encourage, facilitate and coordinate the needs of the film and video industry seeking to shoot in New Haven. Films shot in New Haven in 2007 included the “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II”, the television reality series “Fat March” and various smaller-scale productions.
Interested individuals are required to contact the Office of Cultural Affairs and submit a formal film permit prior to filming. The film permit is free of charge and is designed to provide preliminary information necessary to begin the process. Additionally, OCA works to coordinate a smooth production by serving as an interface between production companies and various city departments and agencies, and minimize the impact of these activities on our residents and businesses.
The guide is available for download on the city’s website http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/EconomicDevelopment/CulturalAffairs.asp#Film.
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