Film Rules Bashing
August 3rd, 2007

Today is the deadline for New Yorkers to let City Hall know how they feel about proposed rules on public filming in the city. The Mayors Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting is seeking to require any group of two or more people who want to use a camera in a public place for more than 30 minutes to get a city permit and $1 million in liability insurance.

The idea has been met with widespread outrage.

The Daily News calls the policy a turkey, a bomb, the bureaucratic equivalent of “Waterworld.”

Julianne Cho, an official in the agency, made Keith Olbermann’s “World’s Worst Person” segment on Countdown on MSNBC.

And a rap video from the comedy troop Olde English Guys lampooning the rules is making the rounds on the Internet: it suggests putting a hat and funny glasses on a camera and telling police that it’s a dude.

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