Location Scout Resource: New York City Film Zone Map Online:
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…includes the updated NYC Film Hiatus & Zone Maps. The essential tool for Producers, Location Managers and Location Scouts in the NYC area
What / Where are the Studio / Film Zones?
Currently, there are only two recognized SAG studio zones in the United States – one in Los Angeles and another in New York City.
As you may have guessed, this is because the sheer bulk of production in America occurs in these two cities with thousands of actors, writers, and directors all in the same neck of the woods.
PRODUCER’S NOTE: DIFFERENT UNIONS HAVE DIFFERENT STUDIO ZONES
If you’re working with other unions, like the DGA, you’ll notice they share the same studio zone as Los Angeles. This is the case with many other unions.
However, each has its own nuances. Unlike SAG, many other unions’ studio zones can be expanded by use of a permit.
Additionally, other unions have studio zones set up in other cities, like San Francisco.