Edward P. Mangano
Nassau County Executive
Film, television and commercial production continues to be a major part of Nassau County’s economic development. Because of our close proximity to New York City and the fact that the majority of our locations are in the zone, Nassau County is the ideal locale to film your projects.Our Nassau County Film Office is here to help you find the perfect location, whether it be Gold Coast mansions, beaches, waterfront parks, nature preserves, ponds or scenic villages.Nassau County has long offered filmmakers a creative backdrop for their productions.
Blessed with a wide range of geographical locations, from the picturesque, hilly coastline on the north, to flowering gardens, historic main streets and sandy beaches on the south, Nassau County is an accessible “back lot” to New York City. Throughout the years, producers and directors have created their own special magic within the county’s boundaries. Alfred Hitchcock found a number of locations to his liking when he filmed “North by Northwest” in 1959 at The Westbury House in Old Westbury Gardens and at Glen Cove’s Pratt Estate. More recently, feature films such as “Salt,” “Sex and the City II,” “Wall Street II,” “The Smurfs,” “Win Win,” “Something Borrowed,” “Fair Game,” and “The Bounty Hunter,” have shot here.
Meanwhile, television shows such as “Mildred Pierce,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Beach Lane,” “Running Wilde,” “Rubicon,” “Royal Pains,” “Beach Lane,” “The Good Wife,” “30 Rock,” and “Rescue Me” have made use of Nassau’s locations.The list of films calling Nassau County “home” continues to grow with every passing year, due in part to great locales, as well as a pool of talented professionals and accessible services.
Future filmmakers are invited to discover the County’s unique qualities. Remember…Nassau’s “door” is always open…and the welcome mat is out, 365 days a year.If you need assistance when filming in Nassau County, or if you would like information on future Long Island International Film Expos, please contact our Nassau County Film Office at 516 571-3168.