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Film & Photo Shoots at The Green Building

The Green Building is available as a filming location in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Our original exposed brick, wood beam ceilings and rustic charm make for an industrial backdrop for your film production or photo shoot. Use our venue as a character in your scene or as holding for talent and crew while you shoot close by.

Past clients include LG, Norah Jones, Vogue Italia, Vevo + Shawn Mendes, Difficult People by Amy Poehler, Courtney Love + Fallout Boy, and more. 


Planning Your Film or Photo Shoot at 501 Union

How much does it cost to book a shoot?
Our rates vary depending on size and scope of the production. Please fill out the contact form above to receive an accurate quote. 

How do I book a date?
A 50% deposit of the rental fee is due at the time of contract signing along with a security deposit. The security deposit is refunded 10-15 business days after the shoot provided there are no damages or overtime to assess. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the shoot. If the shoot is booked within 30 days of the shoot date, payment is due in full at the time of contract signing.

What dates are available?
Please check our calendar for availabilities.


Do you have space for catering / holding / base camp?
Yes. If available, our sister venue across the street, 501 Union, can be rented if you need additional space.


What is the height of the space?
The walls are 17.5 feet, and the highest point of the ceiling is 24 feet.


Where are you located?
The Green Building is a warehouse venue in Gowanus, Brooklyn, a largely industrial neighborhood nestled between its residential neighbors Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. 


Do you offer catering services?
No however please feel free to contact any of our in-house food and beverage partners from our Preferred Catering list for information. They offer anything from gourmet boxed lunches to buffets for large groups.

Can we bring in our own caterer?
Yes, outside catering is allowed. 

Can we use a fog or smoke machine?
We cannot accommodate fog machines of any type.


Are special effects allowed?
Special effects must be pre-approved. Confetti, loose glitter, fog machines, sparklers, and open flames are strictly prohibited.


Do you have a green room or private space for talent?


Can we rent by the room?
All rentals include full access to the venue with only one production per day. 


Can we block off parking on the street?
You must request a permit from the city.


Can we remove the chandeliers?
All four chandeliers can be raised or removed with prior consent.


Do you have lighting and grip equipment?
No. We recommend Eastern Effects down the block for equipment.


Where can we find supplies in the neighborhood?
Lowe's, Staples, and Whole Foods are all within a few blocks of the Green Building. 

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