a while back i posted an article about the mayors office on nyc was trying to pass a law that would require film makers to get a permit for filming in NYC. getting a permit is fairly easy, as long as you have a $1million dollar insurance policy. so please take the time and sign this petition. i personally don’t film much in the city, but when given the oppurtunity to, i’d like to not have to deal with this type of shit.
Film Permit Petition – deadline is tomorrow
There are new pending laws about photography and filmmaking in New York City. Above is a link to sign a petition against these new laws.
(copied from Picture New York blog)
Filmmakers, photographers and civil liberties advocates are protesting proposed rules that would require permits and $1 million insurance policies for people trying to film or take pictures in one of the worldâ€™s most photographed cities.
New regulations drafted by the Mayorâ€™s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting would require a permit for any type of filming or photography that involved â€œan interaction among two or more people at a single site for 30 or more minutes.â€
Permits would also be required for five or more people using a tripod for more than 10 minutes.