Using NYC Transit buses, subway cars and shooting on our
The big picture
- NYC Transit needs
a letter of intent, script, and storyboard.
Before cameras roll
- NYC Transit requires
a minimum $2 million general liability insurance policy;
a $2 million railroad
protective insurance policy; and proof of Workmen's Compensation.
We're serious about safety
- On the platform: All equipment and personnel
must remain behind
the yellow tiles.
- On the tracks: Everyone
in your production group who may have to walk on the tracks has to take
an eight-hour track class first. This ensures that the crew and actors
will learn proper procedures to protect themselves against possible track
dangers and about being next to moving trains.
The bottom line
- Our fee depends upon
the scope of your project; the number of transit workers required to assist
your production company; the type of equipment appropriate for your production;
and the duration of filming.
- NYC Transit asks that you give us four to six
weeks lead-time if you are filming on a train, and two to four weeks
notice if you are filming on a platform or
on a bus.
The reel and real New York
"New York City is like our back lot and filming in the subway system is
one of the high points of working in New York City," said Gary
Martin, President of Production Administration for the Columbia/Tri-Star
Film Group… "NYC Transit has been extremely accommodating. We began
the process for the feature Money Train a year before
filming actually started; they worked closely with us to make it happen."
Thanks, Mr. Martin. We hope everyone will have as positive experience
as he did. We at
NYC Transit look forward to working with you to make
the best New York movie possible.