Film crew set up at ISP airport

TV/Film Shooting Info

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) 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.

MacArthur Airport is often used as the backdrop for music videos, television productions (both commercials and shows), full-length films and still photography. The ISP Film Team has worked with media companies in establishing commercial and film shoots in areas including but not limited to: Main Terminal Building, ramp areas, ticket counters, parking lots, baggage claim, curbside check-in, and gate areas.

Producers and location scouts can contact to schedule a walk-through of the facilities and discuss logistics, such as details and locations needed for the film or photo shoot, staging areas, electrical access and security. We generally ask for 24 hours notice to schedule a scouting walkthrough.

What to Provide When Requesting a Commercial Shoot:


  • Date of production, with estimated crew call and wrap timeline
  • Brief description of the project
  • Estimated number of personnel, both crew and talent
  • Amount and kinds of vehicles and equipment
  • Name, title and contact information (cell, fax, email, mailing address)
  • Insurance certificate listing the Town of Islip as additional insured with liability rates established based on scope of the project.