In a bit of backlash that seemed inevitable after the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting announced last month that certain photographers and videographers were going to be required to obtain permits to shoot on New York City streets, Picture New York has set up an online petition that states: ” We, the undersigned, believe that the new rules currently under consideration for Film Permits (Chapter 9, Title 43 of the City Rules of New York) will have an irrevocable impact on independent filmmakers and photographers and their ability to engage in creative work in New York.” Picture New York, by the way, seems to have been set up expressly to oppose this permit push. Go here to sign.

~Miki Johnson