Film, Television and Photography Productions

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Film, Television and Photography Productions


Film and photo productions in most circumstances require City approval in advance. Please complete this Newport Film Protocol form and forward in a timely manner to: Erin Mulligan or call (401) 845-5414. A signed location agreement and Certificate of Insurance, under most circumstances, will be required.

The City of Newport supports the arts and will do its best to negotiate film, photograph and television production logistics. At the same time, production companies are required to review and respect City ordinances and regulations (fire, noise, parking and traffic, alcohol, productions and use of bright lighting after dark and general nuisances).

Permits which may be required include: Street/Sidewalk Closing Permit; reserve Parking/No Parking Permit; or Special Events Permit (for any work done in City park). Screen credit to the City of Newport is assumed. Early coordination is the key to accommodating the particular needs of your production, so please provide as much notice as possible. 


Newport Film Production Protocol 2014


(all parks - must be filled out with Protocol Form)


RI State Film & TV Office


Film History in Newport


Moonrise Kingdom (2012)


Extensive local settings, from Newport to Tiverton & the Sakonnet River.


Reversal of Fortune (1990)


Drama revolves around Newport socialite Claus von Bulow.



Amistad (1997)


Extensive local settings, from Newport and Jamestown to the RI State House.

Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)


Local settings include Narragansett and Newport, including the Pell bridge.

Evening (2007)


A drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant, a Newport matron. Filmed entirely in Newport and Tiverton.

Dan in Real Life (2007)


Much of the film was done in Jamestown and Newport.



High Society (1956)


Sinatra, Crosby, and Lund vie for Newport socialite Grace Kelly.


Lolita (1962)


Obsessive tale includes scenes in Newport.

Dark Shadows (1966 - 1971)


Set in Collinsport, Maine but actually filmed in Carey Mansion, now part of Salve Regina University's campus.

Festival (1967)


Dylan goes electric, and other scenes from the Newport Folk Festival.


The Great Gatsby (1974)


Gatsby (Robert Redford) and Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow) frolic on and around Narragansett Bay.




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