New York City is often the backdrop for television and film production, which leads to job creation, supports local businesses, and strengthens our economy. It is also an opportunity to showcase our city’s beauty, creativity, and diversity. Though these productions are instrumental to the cultural and economic development of our city, they should not occur at the detriment of our quality of life. If you are concerned about an ongoing production on your block, call 311 to connect with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting. Enclosed are FAQs to help residents and merchants better understand the filming process.