Filming in Troy

Filming in Troy

The City of Troy, NY is a great place to produce your next feature film, television series, television pilot, or film for television. For help scouting locations, filing permits, contacts for local institutions, and parking for film production in Troy, please Email or call Cheryl Kennedy, Economic Development Coordinator, at (518) 279-7412.

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.

You can see examples of Troy, NY in Martin Scorcese’s film adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Age of Innocence. Set in the Gilded Age, only Troy’s historic River Street corridor could stand in for 19th century Manhattan’s famed Wall Street. The law office in the movie is the historic Rice Building in Troy; First and River Streets’ Washington Park stands in for Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Other sites in the movie feature buildings located at two of our local academic institutions, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Russell Sage College. The film adaptation of Ironweed, the 1983 Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Albany native, William Kennedy, was also set in the Capital Region, with the opening scene shot at the corners of Congress and River streets in Troy.

More examples of backdrops and historic buildings in Troy, NY can be found on our Pinterest boards, the NYS Film Rensselaer County Highlight Page, and the New York Loves Film Location Gallery.


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


Production companies may be eligible to receive a fully refundable credit of 30 percent for qualified production costs and post-production costs incurred in New York State (NYS). For eligibility and applications please go to https://esd.ny.gov/new-york-state-film-tax-credit-program-production or contact New York State’s Film Tax Credit Program at (212) 803-2328 or via email at [email protected]