Film

REEL_Rockland

Find the perfect location for shoots requiring picturesque towns and villages, suburban neighborhoods, historic homes and architecture, beautiful farms, rural landscapes, big corporate campuses, and thousands of acres of parkland. With its film buffer zone located within 25 miles of Columbus Circle and the NYS Film Tax Credit of 30%, the county boasts a variety of locations which are favorable to the television and motion picture production industry.Nyack_Aerial_LCM247com.png


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Rockland also has the most unique, sought after and desired locations in the industry, including a former hospital with dedicated floors for filming – considered the gold standard in the filming industry.

As a premier filming location in the Hudson Valley region, several network television series and motion pictures have been filmed in Rockland County, including:

  • FBI: Most Wanted – Universal Television
  • Manifest – NBC
  • Ray Donovan - Showtime
  • Evil - CBS
  • Orange is the New Black – Netflix
  • Sneaky Pete – Amazon Prime
  • The Americans - FX
  • The Blacklist – NBC
  • The Sinner – USA Network
  • The Irishman – Netflix
  • The Outsider – HBO /Stephen King
  • Hunters - Amazon Prime Video

Sound Stage Development


Rockland County is working on private sound stage development to meet the increased demand for enhanced infrastructure within the film production industry as part of its "REEL Rockland" campaign. Rockland County currently has five Quality Production Facilities (QPF's) which include:
  • Blue Hill Studios, Pearl River, NY.
  • Pearl River Studios, Pearl River, NY.
  • 303 Stages, Blauvelt, NY.
  • Skae Stages, Orangeburg, NY.
  • RTL Nanuet, Nanuet, NY.

Filming is an important part of economic development in Rockland County, and the benefits to our local communities are considerable. While we have much to offer the industry with our unique locations, highly skilled crews, and first-rate production facilities, we also have much to gain from them, including:

  • Increased economic activity and investment.
  • Local employment opportunities.
  • Trade for local businesses.
  • Contributions to local business associations.
  • Support for community events.
  • Providing community improvements.

Filming Policies & Procedures


Subject to New York State rules and orders, film production activity is at the discretion of each municipality. Rockland County is accepting permit applications for its property, but the availability of some locations may be limited due to safety, staffing, capacity, and/or other issues and concerns. As such, please contact us with information regarding your film project and we will be happy to coordinate with the municipalities of your desired locations to help you get approved quickly.

All production companies interested in filming in Rockland County are required to submit a LETTER OF INTENT FORM which may be accessed here: https://explorerocklandny.com/letter-of-intent.

Our filming department requires all production companies to present their safety plans to the county prior to the commencement of filming.

For more information on filming in Rockland County, please contact our office at (845) 364-2171 or by email at lopezka@co.rockland.ny.us. Also, visit https://explorerocklandny.com/film-in-rockland/.

 


New Website Coming Soon!

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism's new, comprehensive website is under construction! Coming soon, visitors will be able to access information related to economic development, tourism, and film all in one convenient location at www.rocklandcommerce.com. Please be sure to check back regularly as we continue to make developments to enhance our new website.