Artists fight proposed filming restrictions
Proposed rules for film permits:
-Film or photography activity involving 5 or more people at one site for 10 or minutes or involving two people at one site for 30 or more minutes require a permit and insurance.
-Press and those filming political demonstrations are exempt.
-If insurance cost is more than 25 percent of total filming budget, the city may issue a waiver.
-Public comment period continues through Friday.
A broad coalition of artists and filmmakers is pressuring the NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting to amend the rules, arguing they infringe on constitutional rights, don't make sense and give authorities legal cover for arbitrary enforcement.
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