Rochester / Finger Lakes Film Commission

What day is it? It’s hump day!

23 Oct

Sorry for the lapse in blog posts; we are unusually busy for this time of year. What are we doing? Well, I am glad that you asked that question. Aside from the unending flow of calls from out of town producers who are considering shooting in the region, all needing information on support services, crew, […]

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Film Incentives….all in favor say “Action!”

14 Oct

Follow up to the article in yesterday’s D&C regarding the NYS Film Incentive Program. href=”http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2013/10/12/red-carpet-treatment-ny-doles-out-millions-to-lure-film-tv-shoots/2972953/” title=”NY film Incentive”>. This incentive program is a very useful tool, in our efforts to attract Film Production to Upstate NY. The Rochester/Finger Lakes region has the infrastructure and support services that producers look for when searching for locations needed […]

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Syracuse Film Festival; Filmmakers Seminar

23 Sep

Friday, October 4, 2013 / 2:00pm – 5:00pmEric Mower + Associates211 West Jefferson Street, Syracuse, NY The Syracuse International Film Festival along with Eric Mower + Associates and the Onondaga County Film Commission will hold a seminar on the advantages of filmmaking in Onondaga County and the Central New York region. This seminar is free […]

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The VERY special team at the Office of Special Events

17 Sep

This afternoon, it will be my honor to present the Film Office Achievement Award to the team at the City of Rochester Office of Special Events. Often times, productions that choose City of Rochester locations have short turnarounds, and some require extensive street closures. (You may have heard or read about this recently LOL!) Margaret […]

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Can You Keep A Secret?

10 Sep

As first point of contact for films that select Rochester/Finger Lakes regions for their locations destination, we are held to a tight confidentiality agreement. We are limited with respect to the information that we are authorized to disclose about productions; including locations, cast, crew, budget, shoot dates…. Some films come to town with code names; […]

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Greentopia Film September 10-15

26 Aug

The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office is proud to once again be a sponsor of Greentopia | FILM. Our friend Linda Moroney and her team have put together a program that you will NOT want to miss. From the website:Greentopia | FILM is a collection of films that inspires and transforms, and ultimately empowers […]

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Roc for the Crew

16 Aug

Working on features, commercials, music videos and shorts is a team effort. All one has to do is look at a call sheet to see just how many talented individuals are required in order to deliver the final cut from concept to completion. Early calls, long shoot days, extreme conditions; are all part of a […]

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Teaching the next generation of filmmakers

15 Aug

The staff at the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office is used to keeping a pretty low profile. We don’t take bows and we don’t look for praise. We love the job that we do and we take it very seriously. I would like to use today’s blog post to acknowledge some of the people […]

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A Day In The Life

13 Aug

Ever wonder how your Rochester/Finger Lakes Film Commissioner spends her days? Well, let me tell you. My day starts at 4:45 a.m. and I begin each day with a brisk walk (about 4 miles). Then starts the “out the door” routine. First thing at the office is voice mail. We work with Filmmakers from all […]

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How I spent my summer vacation…..

30 Jul

Where do you think your regional film commissioner spends her vacation?  Would you believe……Upstate NY?  Yes, it’s true.  I have travelled the globe during my filmmaking career, I loved the excitement and appreciated the beauty that i found in each location.   But I truly do love NY.  And FILMMAKERS love NY too!

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