Photo & Film Shoots
All film, video, and photo shoots to take place in the 14th Street Park and Chelsea Triangle require a permit.
Most shoots will be required to pay a site fee.
Why is there a fee? Chelsea Improvement Company receives no city money and is funded entirely by earned funds. A large part of this revenue comes from fees charged to those who wish to use park/triangle space for their own profitable, promotional, or exclusive use. All site fees are used to maintain and improve the park's beauty and functionality.
Site fees are determined by the following criteria:
- Type of shoot (editorial, commercial, stock, etc.)
- Duration of shoot
- Size of the crew
- Amount of equipment and complexity of setup used
- Location and amount of space used within the triangle
- Publicity potential for CIC/park/triangle
- Neither people nor equipment are allowed in the flower beds at any time
- When the lawn is closed to the public it is also closed to film and video crews
- CIC must have advance notice of all electrical needs, (e.g. whether or not you provide your own generators)
- If you plan to conduct interviews of park visitors, CIC must pre-approve interview questions
- CIC must pre-approve of the script for scenes to be shot in the park or triangle.
- All fees, insurance certificates, city permits, and final permit application must be received before permission to film will be granted
Applying for a Permit
Complete the application including the site map indicating the exact location in the park where you wish to shoot.
"Contribution" slot should be left empty, as a site fee will be determined by the CIC Photo/Film Shoot Coordinator.
Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified of a site fee and if a certificate of insurance or damage deposit will be necessary.
Your completed application should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to: 212-719-3499, Attn: Photo/Film Shoot Coordinator.