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White Plains Builds Database Of Homes, Trades For Film Crews

Mayor Thomas Roach
Mayor Thomas Roach Photo Credit: File

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The City of White Plains has become a popular venue for filming projects, with recent shoots for the shows “Elementary,” “Madam Secretary,” “Sneaky Pete,” “Billions,” “Mr. Robot” and “Blindspot.”

The library, restaurants on Mamaroneck Avenue and homes in residential neighborhoods have all served as film sets in various productions.

“White Plains is perfectly suited for this nontraditional area of economic development because our city has neighborhoods, buildings and open space that fit a variety of location needs." said White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. "We have urban and suburban settings, interesting architecture, and we are, of course, easily accessible by car and train. We know that we live in a great city and now the world is seeing it.”

The City of White Plains is considered to be strategically located within the Studio Zone Radius, meaning that film crews can film here and studios do not have to reimburse them for travel time or hotels, thus making filming in White Plains desirable and economical.

The mayor’s office is compiling a database of homes that the city can show to location scouts for consideration in future productions. The office is also compiling a directory of craft services. Businesses interested in being listed as a source for craft services, such as catering, sound, tutoring or anything else a film crew might need, will have contact information listed in the directory.

If interested in having your business or home listed in the directory for future location scouts, contact Jill Iannetta in the mayor’s office at (914)-422-1411 or via email at jiannetta@whiteplainsny.gov .

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