Suffolk County is open for filming!

We invite you to film in Suffolk County at our many dynamic locations in a safe and healthy way during the period of Covid19.

As of July 8, 2020 Suffolk County is in Phase 4 of reopening. That means that productions may have 50 or less individuals on set outdoors and indoors.

On the Suffolk County website, we have up to date information about Covid19. We also offer Business Recovery information at

The Suffolk County Film Commission received the following message from the NYS MPTV on 6/24/2020:

Dear Friends and Colleagues –
We hope you and yours are safe and healthy during this continued Covid-19 pandemic.

In preparation for Phase Four of the New York Forward regional phased reopening plan, New York State has released industry-specific guidance for Media Production during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (“Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Media Production”).

The precise timing of when regions will enter Phase Four has NOT yet been determined.

  • This industry specific guidance includes: MediaProductionShortGuidance.pdf, MediaProduction_MasterGuidance.pdf, and a business safety plan template.
  • Each business or entity must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out the NYS_BusinessReopeningSafetyPlanTemplate.pdf to fulfill the requirement or may develop its own Safety Plan. This plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval but must be retained on the premises of the business and must made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.
  • Businesses are encouraged to look up their specific business functions and needs via the NY Forward Business Reopen Lookup Tool. This tool was designed to help businesses understand whether they can operate based on the nature of their business activity and the current status of the region(s) in which they operate. One can look up a NAICS code that most appropriately matches the specific activities in question via the federal searchable list here.
  • Please refer to the New York Forward website for all information, guidance and restrictions in order to operate legally and safely in each region. Please refer to the regional monitoring dashboards to check as regions may move between phases. Each of the phases on the website are continuously updated with guidelines and information on specific business activities.

    From the historic architecture garnishing our villages and towns to the sweeping white sand beaches and barrier islands that form part of the Atlantic coast, one may find few places on earth that offer the geographic and architectural diversity found on Long Island’s Eastern End. Moviemaking has been in our blood since 1902 when Biograph studios began filming here. There aren’t many better prepared or more willing than Suffolk County to help make your production a success.


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    The Following films / TV shows have been shot in Suffolk County N.Y.

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