Filming In Troy

The City of Troy is a great place to produce your next feature film, television series, television pilot, or film for television. It has become a destination for film and television productions in upstate New York. More recently, both major and independent film and television productions have selected Troy for it's historic architecture and beautifully maintained downtown.

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Home to the world famous "Uncle Sam" Wilson and overlooking the Hudson River, Troy boasts a beautifully intact historic downtown filled with 19th century architecture, many examples of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained glass artistry, authentic alleyways, and industrial sites - perfect for your next feature film or television series.

More examples of backdrops and historic buildings in Troy, NY can be found on our Pinterest boards, the NYS Film Capital Region Highlight Page.

For help scouting locations, filing permits, contacts for local institutions, and parking for film production in Troy, please Email Denée Zeigler or call her at 518-279-7392. 

New! Location Submission Form

Do you have or know of a property that you feel would be great on the big screen? If so, please consider filling out a location submission form. These will be included on the film page of the City of Troy’s official website. 

Film & Television Production in Troy 

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Troy, NY is pleased to be able to extend the New York State Film Tax Credit for production and post-production! 

Beginning in April 1, 2023, productions may be eligible to receive a fully refundable credit of 30% of qualified production expenses. The tax credit funding amount has been increased to $700 through 2034. Productions happening in Rensselaer County are eligible for additional credits as indicated on the map below. 

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For detailed eligibility and applications please go to Film Production Tax Credit Program site or contact New York State's Film Tax Credit Program at 212-803-2328 or email Film Production Tax Credit program.

Capital Region Resources

The capital region is home to approximately 13 Qualified Production Facilities (“QPF”). A searchable directory is located on Empire State Development's website. Having access to several qualified production facilities is another reason to bring your film to the capital region.

The Capital Region  & Adirondack Film Alliance is a great resource for filming needs throughout upstate New York. The alliance is made up of film commissioners from the Adirondack's, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties.