Albany is convenient, affordable and has the shot you need
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 HBO, Columbia Pictures and indie filmmakers choose Albany.
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 and television shows include: Disney/Marvel The Punisher, 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.
HBO Makes Albany Home Once Again!
With its outstanding architecture and unique buildings, downtown Albany again doubles for Washington, DC with the HBO series Succession. Hundreds of local extras were utilized along with many services and resources to help facilitate an extremely successful shoot. Scott Ferguson, one of the Producers on the series, summed it up perfectly on his Facebook page, "It's nice to shoot in a place where people get excited to see you." Copy that Scott!
For personalized service and additional information, please contact Debby Goedeke Albany County Film Commissioner, Albany Film Commission (518) 434-1217 x100