City Council Member Steve Levin, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, has introduced a bill in the Council that would require the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting to make “monthly reports detailing the locations of all film shoot permits in New York City, broken down by Borough, Community Board, Council District, and Street” and annual reports that would compile the information in the monthlies, as well as giving statistics on employment and other direct and indirect benefits and costs to the City from filming. These reports would be posted on line and available to the public.
Levin’s press release quotes Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton:
Brooklyn Heights is a prime location for film shoots, and we have sought access to more information about filming activity in NYC. We therefore view this bill as a direct response to concerns voiced by our members regarding the impact of filming on the quality of life in Brooklyn Heights.