This is great news for the borough for many reasons, but most of all it brings jobs for Staten Islanders and revenue for local businesses. From craft services (feeding the crew), to locations and public, private and non-profit properties, the industry brings with it a healthy shot in the arm for our economy.
My staff and I recently met with Julie Menin, the Commissioner of the Mayor’s office of Media and Entertainment, and toured several established and potential film locations on the Island. We hope to collaborate with her to continue to bolster filming on Staten Island and ensure that our small businesses benefit from the multi-billion dollar film industry.
Here are just a few of the TV shows that have filmed on Staten Island in the last year:
And, with the Broadway Stages project continuing the government review process, this industry will only increase.
To help connect production companies with locations to film, we’ve created a photo portfolio to showcase locations that are available on Staten Island. If you are interested in listing your home or business our film locations page, email Allison at my office at ACohen@StatenIslandUSA.com. You can check out the portfolio of filming locations here: https://statenisland.smugmug.com/