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Press Center

 

     Thank you for your interest in Long Island MacArthur Airport.  All inquiries, including requests for interviews, media tours, and questions about filming at LIMA should be made to the Director of Communications/Public Affairs, Catherine Green.

Press Center Guide

This guide provides information on policies and procedures regarding media relations; filming at LIMA, and security considerations that all members of the press should know when working in an airport environment.

Inquiries


     All inquiries, including requests for statements, interviews, permission to film or photograph, and to set-up a one-on-one press tour, should be made to the Director of Communications/Public Affairs, Catherine Green.

Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

     In the event of an after hours emergency, media can call (516) 749 - 8696, or contact the LIMA Law Enforcement Office at (631) 467 - 3315 and ask to have Ms. Green contacted. When leaving a message, please provide your name, name of news organization, return phone number, and nature of the emergency request or issue. Calls will be returned ASAP.

News Media Film/Photography/Videotape


     Long Island MacArthur Airport makes every effort to accommodate the needs of the working press, but reserves the right to restrict access to specific areas when necessary.  For access to all areas of LIMA controlled by the airport administration, members of the press must contact Ms. Green directly.  Access to runways, taxiways and secure areas is prohibited at all times.  Videotaping and photographing in any part of the airport for commercial purposes requires the approval of Airport Operations.  Members of the press must carry a valid press pass from Suffolk County, Nassau County, or New York City, unless an exception has been arranged.

Commercial Film/Photography/Videotape


     Long Island MacArthur Airport encourages the use of its facilities for film, video and commercial still photographers, and will make every effort to accommodate these activities while maintaining our first priority - a safe, efficient, operational airport.

     Beginning with the 1970 film “Out of Towners” starring Jack Lemmon, Long Island MacArthur Airport has provided the setting for numerous commercial and documentary film productions.  During 2008 - 2009, several productions were filmed at LIMA, including Everyday, directed by Richard Levine and starring Helen Hunt, Liev Shriver and Brian Dennehy.

     Producers and location scouts can contact the Director of Communications/Public Affairs to schedule a walk through of the facilities and discuss logistics, such as parking, electrical access and security.  Please allow at least five business days to arrange shoot.

What to Provide When Requesting a Commercial Shoot

  • Date of production, with estimated crew call and wrap timeline
  • Brief description: example: two scenes for feature-length film
  • Estimated number of personnel, both crew and talent
  • Amount and kinds of vehicles and equipment
  • Name, title and contact information (cell, fax, email, snail)
  • Insurance certificate with minimum $1 million liability

Press Releases

  • 2011
    • Jet Fuel Facility (April 21st, 2011)
    • 5K-Run "Our Towns" Article (April 5th, 2011)
    • HAZMAT Training at LIMA (March 4th, 2011)
    • Airport Aviation Demand Study (March 4th, 2011)
    • LIMA Official NY Metro Airport (February 3rd, 2011)
  • 2010
    • LIMA/American AirpowerMuseum (December 17th, 2010)
    • LIMA in the News (July 31st, 2010)
    • Vintage Grumman Designs Unveiled at LIMA (July 25th, 2010)
    • Long Island MacArthur 5K Run for Veterans (June 5th, 2010)
    • Bureau of Transportation Stats (February 10th, 2010)
    • Free Wi-Fi (February 7th, 2010)

Location Scouts Love LIMA

Everyday, Ambush Entertainment


     Ambush Entertainment just completed filming Everyday.  On behalf of our producers, cast and crew, we would like to thank you for allowing us to film at Long Island MacArthur Airport, and for all your assistance throughout our shoot.  This film could not have been made without your help.  
     Producing an authentic look for a film is always a challenge.  Creating the look of this project was a time intensive operation and your extensive help and flexibility with our production needs went above and beyond normal expectations, making our shoot at your airport a very successful and pleasant experience.

Ambush Entertainment, Location Manager

 

Mike Birbiglia, Comedy Central


     Thank you so very much for all the support and assistance you provided us.  It was truly a pleasure working with you and you went way beyond the call of duty to help us out.  Whenever I need an airport location, I will call you first and will recommend your airport to my colleagues if they are in need of this type of location.

 

Douglas Johnson,
Senior Director, Production
Comedy Central

Contact Info

     Thank you for your interest in Long Island MacArthur Airport.  All inquiries, including requests for interviews, media tours, and questions about filming at LIMA should be made to the Director of Communications/Public Affairs, Catherine Green.

Business Hours Call:
After Hours Call:
(631) 467 - 3300
(516) 749 - 8696
Email: cgreen@townofislip-ny.gov
Mailing Address: 100 Arrivals Ave., Suite 100, Second Floor
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779