Hurricane Sandy aftermath: New York City officials issue update on TV production permits

New York City’s entertainment industry is taking the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy “in stride.” That’s according to a statement issued today from New York City’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, which also gave an update on filming permits within the city.

According to officials, permits for exterior locations will be issued on “a case-by-case basis” starting Monday. However, the office will not be allow filming in areas “severely affected by the storm.”

Meanwhile, permits for on-stage filming have been issued since Wednesday for almost a dozen TV shows filming in New York City, EW has been told.

Read the full statement from the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting below:
“The City’s first priority right now is helping all New Yorkers recover in the aftermath of the storm. As the City continues to get back on its feet, we are encouraging productions to film in those areas throughout the five boroughs that were not as badly affected by the storm. Effective Monday, November 5, the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting will issue permits for exterior locations on a case-by-case basis, but will not be issuing permits in areas severely affected by the storm. New York crews are known for their ‘can do’ attitudes, and the City offers a wealth of location options for productions. We’re confident that the TV shows and feature films that call New York City will take this temporary adjustment in stride.”

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