Adirondack Film Commission Seeks Info from Local Businesses
for Free Listings in Filmmaker Resource Guide


LAKE PLACID, NY—The Adirondack Film Commission is looking for a few good men, women—and local businesses.

The Film Commission—which is operated by the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) to promote film, TV and video production in Essex County and to assist filmmakers and videographers once they’re here—is developing a resource guide to help filmmakers and production companies find the services they need from local businesses. Such services range widely from camera operators and sound mixers to electricians and caterers—essentially, any service or skill that might be needed before, during, or after a film, TV or video shoot, including commercials.

The Adirondack Film Commission has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries from filmmakers and production companies interested in shooting in our area. The resource guide will be a great opportunity for local businesses and individuals with a service to offer to let these production companies and creative teams know what’s available locally so that they don’t have import these services from outside vendors and contractors.

If you or your company have one or more services that you think may be useful to filmmakers, please e-mail the following information to, including “resource guide” in the subject line: a brief description (maximum 300 words) in paragraph form of your company and/or the services it/you provide; and, if you offer more than one service, a separate list of those services in bullet-point form. The resource guide will cross-reference the descriptive business listings with an index of services provided.

Listing your business/service in the guide is free. If you have any questions or would like more information on the resource guide or the Film Commission, please contact AFS Operations Manager Fred Balzac at the e-mail listed above or 518-523-3456.


Shoot Your Next Film in Essex County, NY—the Soul of the Adirondacks!

Aerial view of downtown Lake Placid.

Aerial view of downtown Lake Placid.

The Adirondack Mountain region of northern New York State is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the United States—indeed, the world. Essex County, located in the northeastern section of the Adirondack Park, offers filmmakers a stunning, diverse array of locations for shooting. These include the High Peaks region encompassing many of the Adirondacks’ 46 highest peaks (all above 4,000 feet in elevation); Whiteface Mountain, the Olympic mountain and one of the top ski centers in the Northeast; the Ausable, Boquet and Chubb rivers; the fertile, farm-rich Champlain Valley; miles of shoreline along Lake Champlain; Lake Placid, the Olympic Village; numerous quaint hamlets and small towns; and such classic attractions as Fort Ticonderoga, Ausable Chasm and Santa’s Workshop—just to name a few!

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has been charged by Essex County with the mission of also serving as the Adirondack Film Commission. While the AFS continues to be in the process of developing resources and programs for the commission, our board members, staff and volunteers stand ready to assist filmmakers interested in shooting in Essex County in any way we can. For starters, please contact AFS Program Coordinator, Susan O’Brien at <>