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Film Albany Film Albany is all about saving you time and money. Handling every stage of your motion picture, commercial, TV filming in Albany, NY and the Capital District!

Location, Location, Location... Albany, NY is accessibly situated within a less than three hour drive to its surrounding big cities: NYC, Boston, or Montreal. We have settings and streets that mimic Manhattan, the Bronx, Washington, DC, and European cities of today or of 100 years ago. Our services are completely complimentary!

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Thank you WTEN for promoting filming in the capital region, but more importantly, Brendan Fahy Bequette Scholarship.  We...
05/06/2022

Thank you WTEN for promoting filming in the capital region, but more importantly, Brendan Fahy Bequette Scholarship. We are so grateful!

Check out this morning’s newspaper!!
05/05/2022

Check out this morning’s newspaper!!

Another superstar from Youth FX
05/05/2022

Another superstar from Youth FX

This is going to be terrific, cannot wait for it to open!!http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibitions/news/timbuctoo-gerrit-sm...
05/04/2022
New Exhibit Feature: Timbuctoo: Gerrit Smith’s Experiment | The New York State Museum

This is going to be terrific, cannot wait for it to open!!
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibitions/news/timbuctoo-gerrit-smiths-experiment

In 1846, New York State enacted a law requiring African American men to own $250 worth of property to vote. To circumvent this unjust law, radical abolitionist Gerrit Smith gave away 120,000 acres of land in Essex and Franklin Counties, New York, to 3,000 free Black men, thereby qualifying them to v...

For all you Star War Fans!
05/04/2022

For all you Star War Fans!

I can definitely see this as a location!Albany Skyway….
05/04/2022

I can definitely see this as a location!
Albany Skyway….

I just want to share some specific numbers with all of you that we added to the Discover Albany Annual Report that was j...
05/03/2022
Film

I just want to share some specific numbers with all of you that we added to the Discover Albany Annual Report that was just published. In 2021 our little Film Albany microsite had 6,377 hits. We had over 270 inquiries that came into our office that we serviced and/or recommended to our film colleagues. We produced more than 10,000 guest rooms and established a mission statement. Some of those productions found locations within the capital region but kept a large part of their economic spending with us. YUP, we are absolutely on everyone's radar. You should be proud!! Thank you, everyone!

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And just like that May is upon us.  That means the Capital Region & Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day will be here i...
05/03/2022
Capital Region and Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day

And just like that May is upon us. That means the Capital Region & Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day will be here in the blink of an eye on May 19. If you were waiting a little while longer to register, please do not do that. Our January event sold out and had a waiting list. Your registration fee of $49 will include all of the day's educational panels, AM/PM breaks, and a delicious lunch catered by Mazzone's. If you are in the film/tv industry OR you are thinking about getting into this crazy industry OR you just want to see what the heck all this production buzz is about here in the capital region, this is the event for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!
How about this lineup?

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Cinema - Where Are We Now? - Moderated by Paul Grondahl, featuring Sam Caldwell, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer & Associate Vice President Diversity and Inclusion, UAlbany; Dien Vo, an independent filmmaker, and multimedia artist as well as Faculty in Film and Media Studies, Bard College at Simon's Rock; and Michalina Scorzelli, Award-winning Actor, Director, and Producer.

Amplifying Stories Through Music moderated by our very own Grammy Award-Winning Albany Symphony Conductor David Alan Miller. Panelists will include Mark Baechle, Composer, Orchestrator, Editor, Sound Designer, Professor at Bard; Nathaniel Reichman, Grammy-nominated Producer, and Mixer; and Joanna Starling, Music Supervisor.

Infusing the Local Economy, moderated by Jay Cloutier, Discover Albany - featuring Vic Christopher, Clark Hospitality; Ray Legere, Armory Studios NY, Jillian Fisher, Location Manager, and one other location manager (TBD - based on their schedule)

American High - A True Success Story, moderated by Greg Aidala - featuring Will Phelps and Axelle Azoulay of American High.

Achieving Top Notch Post Services Remotely - presented by Post New York Alliance featuring Andrew Bly from Crafty Apes along with Jeremy Beadell and Craig Crawford from Cadence Effects.

Show Me the $ - Financing/Budget - featuring John Hadity of Entertainment Partners.

Inside the Actors Studio - Capital Region Style - featuring Bernadette Quigley and Kevin Craig West, moderated by Beth Davenport of Stockade Works.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our sponsors, Albany Capital Center; FILM COOP; Film Albany, New York Production Alliance; Motion Picture Association; Armory Studios NY, Hodes & Landy; City of Troy; Film Schenectady; Adirondack Film Commission; Hampton Inn Downtown, Capital Saratoga Region, New York State Tourism Industry Association, and Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.

AND wait for it, we will end our day by presenting Jay Roewe, Sr. Vice President of HBO Los Angeles with our Trailblazer's Award.....We are extremely honored Jay is planning to be here in person to accept.

Networking opportunities will be in abundance at our lunch, sponsored by the Motion Picture Association; and our morning and afternoon break, sponsored by the City of Troy.

(Please note that ticket sales will end on May 12, 2022. No tickets will be sold the day of. They must be purchased ahead of time.)

Come Meet the Trailblazers! Including Jay Roewe, Sr. Vice-President of HBO, Los Angeles, California, How cool is that?

I had a conversation last week with a colleague in the same situation....https://variety.com/2022/film/news/bill-murray-...
05/02/2022
Bill Murray Gives First Comments on Inappropriate Behavior Complaint: ‘It’s Been Quite an Education for Me’

I had a conversation last week with a colleague in the same situation....
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/bill-murray-being-mortal-suspension-1235255203/#recipient_hashed=b0864340ee348fbf2560ac1f79b6aba25aa2dadd4a0d72e50eeb2ca02cfbc158

Bill Murray has offered his first statement on the suspension of production on “Being Mortal,” which Searchlight Pictures deemed necessary after investigating complaints of inappropriat…

https://deadline.com/2022/04/country-music-hall-of-fame-ceremony-to-proceed-following-naomi-judds-death-wynonna-expected...
05/01/2022
Country Music Hall Of Fame Ceremony To Proceed Following Naomi Judd’s Death; Wynonna Expected To Attend The Judds’ Induction

https://deadline.com/2022/04/country-music-hall-of-fame-ceremony-to-proceed-following-naomi-judds-death-wynonna-expected-attend-the-judds-induction-1235013809/

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will continue with its medallion ceremony on Sunday, May 1st in Nashville following news of the death of country music icon Naomi Judd, who, along with her…

Adam Clairmont and the entire team at Overit Media have been great partners to Film Albany and Hollywood for sure!#capit...
04/29/2022
Overit's Adam Clairmont has an ear for the film industry - Albany Business Review

Adam Clairmont and the entire team at Overit Media have been great partners to Film Albany and Hollywood for sure!
#capitalregionproud
#theyarepros
https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2022/04/27/adam-clairmont-overit-film-production-adr.html?utm_content=1651152042&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin

Adam Clairmont knew he wanted to be a sound engineer when he first read about the profession in the book “Jurassic Park.” Now, as studio manager at Overit, he works on sonic branding, audiobooks, and even award-winning films like “CODA."

Shout to Heather Drake Bianchi and all her peeps at Cinemedics CNY....a premiere COVID testing service that will make yo...
04/28/2022
COVID-19 Testing | COVID Compliance | CineMedics CNY | Syracuse, NY

Shout to Heather Drake Bianchi and all her peeps at Cinemedics CNY....a premiere COVID testing service that will make your life a whole lot easier. They do stellar work and make sure every single production team is safe! AND when a client from LA brings your company to them, that is quite a testimonial!
#FollowTheScience
#KeepEveryoneHealthy

https://www.cinemedicscny.com/

Cinemedics CNY, LLC | Mobile medical services, COVID Compliance services, COVID-19 rapid testing based out of the Central New York area

And our Film Industry Day just keeps getting better.  We have confirmed Michalina Scorzelli to be part of our Equity, Di...
04/27/2022
MICHALINA SORZELLI AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ACTOR Creating Motion Picture films and Content for Television

And our Film Industry Day just keeps getting better. We have confirmed Michalina Scorzelli to be part of our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Cinema - Where Are We Now? panel. Michalina is an award-winning actor, director, producer, AND did you also know she just happens to be her husband's race car crew chief? That is a Renaissance woman indeed. We look forward to having Michalina as part of our day. I know you will too!
https://michalinascorzelli.com/

Michalina Scorzelli is an Award Winning Director, Producer and Actor. A women in Film creating motion picture films and content for Television.

04/27/2022

This amazing auction item, CAPITAL MOVIE LOCATION TOUR, for TEN, makes a great OUTING for your entire OFFICE. A three hour excursion around town includes stops at the world's largest motion picture archives, stories of our favorite movie locations shot right here, with cocktails and coffee, led by industry guests. All for a great cause: 13 arts orgs who bring LIFE to our downtown Capital Region. Nothing quite like the motion picture biz, so bid early and often! Ends Friday, April 29th https://albanywinefest.com/auction-coming-soon/

I love this!! AND IT IS FREE - Cool beans!Step back in time to Albany in the Gilded Age! The 23rd Annual Albany History ...
04/27/2022

I love this!! AND IT IS FREE - Cool beans!
Step back in time to Albany in the Gilded Age! The 23rd Annual Albany History Fair: "Albany in the Gilded Age" returns to Historic Cherry Hill on Sunday, May 1. Plan your afternoon with this schedule of hands-on activities, displays and presentations featuring Gilded Age clothing, live music and more.

Film Albany and Discover Albany colleagues all wear jeans today to support you!!#neverforgotten
04/27/2022

Film Albany and Discover Albany colleagues all wear jeans today to support you!!
#neverforgotten

Not only is Greg Aidala moderating our American High: A True Success Story, at our Capital Region & Adirondack Film Alli...
04/25/2022
That's My Time

Not only is Greg Aidala moderating our American High: A True Success Story, at our Capital Region & Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day, he has his own radio gig that focuses on the capital region. I hope you will check it out!

'That's My Time' hosted by Greg Aidala

Saturday Mornings

9-10am

MAGIC 100.5FM and 590AM - station's in the Albany, NY area.

*The show can also be streamed here too:
https://www.albanymagic.com/2022/03/07/thats-my-time/

W: thatsmytimeshow.com

A super fun talk show.with GREG AIDALA Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. onMAGIC 100.5FM and 590AM Upcoming Shows: April 2nd CHRIS ONORATO Weekday Morning Anchor (NBC / NewsChannel 13 Albany, New York) April 9th KATE BURNS Director of Health & Wellness at Siena Co

Put on your thinking caps my Film Albany FB friends.  Does anyone know of a capital region hospital, medical facility or...
04/25/2022

Put on your thinking caps my Film Albany FB friends. Does anyone know of a capital region hospital, medical facility or outpatient surgery center that would be open to a film production filming there? Please let me know, thank you kindly!

Let's highlight another outstanding educational panel that will be happening at our Capital Region & Adirondack Film All...
04/22/2022
Capital Region and Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day

Let's highlight another outstanding educational panel that will be happening at our Capital Region & Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day - Come Meet the Trailblazers! Infusing the Local Economy is being sponsored by Armory Studios NY. Panelists will include Ray Legere of Armory Studios, NY, Vic Christopher of Clark Hospitality, and Jillian Fisher, Location Manager. Ray and Vic will be great resources on what sort of local economic benefits a production does bring into a community. Both of them have just recently worked with HBO and other production companies. Jillian will be bringing the location manager's perspective to this lively discussion on best practices in working with a city. Right now we are inching to half of the tickets being sold out to keep everyone safe during the event. Tickets will be not available the day of. If you want to be part of this sensational day, I would not delay!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-region-and-adirondack-film-alliance-industry-day-tickets-287860928787
Filmschenectady
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Adirondack Film Festival
Stockade Works
Lumberyard
UPWIFT Members Page
New York Women in Film & Television

Come Meet the Trailblazers! Including Jay Roewe, Sr. Vice-President of HBO, Los Angeles, California, How cool is that?

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Location, Location, Location... Albany, NY is accessibly situated within a less than three hour drive to its surrounding big cities: NYC, Boston, or Montreal. We have settings and streets that mimic Manhattan, the Bronx, Washington, DC, and European cities of today or of 100 years ago. We will save you money and our services are completely complimentary!

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Capital Region and Adirondack Film Alliance Industry Day by Film Albany! Date and time: Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Albany Cap Center - a NYS Qualified Production Facility 55 Eagle Street Albany, NY https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-region-and-adirondack-film-alliance-industry-day-tickets-287860928787
THANK YOU SO MUCH Film Albany!!!! Thank you for your kind words and constant support!!! It means so much!!!! ❤️❤️❤️
I’m humbled to have Film Albany announce this event scholarship for students in honor of the memory of my son, Brendan Fahy Bequette. Thank you to Albany County Film Commissioner Debby Goedeke and I encourage any student interested to apply.
Happy to see my proposal to officially designate Discover Albany the Albany County Sports Commission and formalize Film Albany as the County Film Commission pass through the Albany County Legislature's Public Works Committee last night. Sports at the MVP Arena and film production are key parts of our local economy, and this initiative will ensure the County sees even more of those economic benefits in the future. Looking forward to its final approval by the full Legislature next month. Full story from WTEN below:
Excited to announce our new proposal to formally designate Discover Albany as the official Albany County Sports Commission, as well as designate Film Albany as the official Albany County Film Commission. Each year, Albany County and the MVP Arena welcome the highest level of collegiate sports along with our home teams for tens of thousands of fans. Beyond that, Albany County is increasingly becoming the more affordable destination for film production. The creation of these commissions would allow us to capitalize on the economic benefits of these industries, while also leveraging our assets in the county for future gains. This initiative will go before the Albany County Legislature's Public Works Committee tomorrow evening, and then to a full vote of the County Legislature in April, pending legislative approval. I want to thank Chairman Andrew Joyce and the rest of the Legislature for their partnership on this. University at Albany, SUNY, NCAA
Quick Casting for Pretty Little Liars Original Sin New Faces who haven't worked yet Test 3/1/2022 work 3/2/2022 Need 18+ to play teen in the Catskill Region of NY Click the link to sign up... https://tinyurl.com/2p9crhde
Both sides of the aisle STILL want to know WHY college rose 169% since 1980? A privilege to discuss our documentary "Sallie Mae Not" and America's $1.9 Trillion dollar student loan debt crisis with host Joe Sallustio. Many call the entire lending instrument "a catastrophe," "indentured servitude," "a swindle" ... "a scam." For those who care about education, it's YOUR turn to join the conversation. This is YOUR moment. Check out Ep #398 Elvin Freytes Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange Mike Camoin Alan Collinge Tom Borgers Vinca Jarrett Michelle Delino Film Upstate NY Community Film Albany Reggie Harris and more ... @www.scaredtodebtseries.com
The film industry has been a huge economic driver for Albany County and the entire Capital Region over the last few years, helping to create jobs and support existing local businesses. With our mixture of urban and rural areas, plus a lower cost of living, there really is no better place for filming. I want to thank Film Albany, Discover Albany and everyone else for their hard work in attracting more film productions here in the region. Times Union
We need extras... LOTS of them...KIDS too later this month... BUT the big thing is we need teen looking extras to work on Friday 11-12-2021 $120/8 hours and a Covid Test in Saugerties on 11-11-2021 and that pays $60 send us an email... scan the QR code and sign up on our form...
This Week with Mike Camoin host Joe Ventura at Eden Cafe featuring filmmaker Thomas Mercer and introducing for the first time Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed, his new documentary about the #americanrevolution and what it means to be called "traitor." The villain, David Bunce, Kevin Craig West Richard Lounello Anthony Vertucci, Chris Stearns Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange Saratoga National Historical Park Adirondack Trust Company Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund Film Schenectady Film Upstate NY Community Film Albany
Got any TEENS (18 years and older) who need to earn some $$ Is Your Teen available on November 12th? Paid acting work. Covid Test on 11-10 or 11-11 [email protected]