Petition For The NYC Filming/Photography Ban

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 world’s most photographed cities.

New regulations drafted by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting would require a permit for any type of filming or photography that involved “an interaction among two or more people at a single site for 30 or more minutes.”

Permits would also be required for five or more people using a tripod for more than 10 minutes.


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