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Given Albany's convenient location to surrounding cities such as New York City, Boston and Montreal, as well as numerous settings, buildings and streets that mimic Manhattan, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., it's no wonder that many filmmakers and television series are drawn to our Capital City.
The Albany Film Commission remains very active in assisting feature and independent filmmakers who frequently express an interest in filming in this area. We are your one-stop shop. From that first call to our office we can provide you with assistance in finding local crew, talent, equipment, services, vendors and discounted sleeping rooms FREE OF CHARGE!
Balancing the big city look with the small town feel, Albany has the perfect location for any shot you may need. Recent films include: The Pretenders (directed by James Franco), As You Are (2016 Sundance nominee in US Dramatic competition category), Moving Pictures Fourth Man Out (winner of several LGBT Film Festivals), HBO's Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, and Columbia Pictures SALT and The Other Guys.
See what Prime Time Emmy Award winning producer Scott Ferguson has to say about filming in Albany and the surrounding Capital Region: