Film Good Do Good


In collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development , Film Good/Do Good™ is a new initiative of the New York Commission on National and Community Service’s Volunteer Generation Program.

Film Good/Do Good™ seeks to coordinate opportunities for film and television productions in New York State to participate in volunteer service at local soup kitchens, food banks, homeless shelters, and other organizations that fight poverty. The Film Good/Do Good™ program will work to foster a continued commitment by the motion picture and television industry to volunteer service in New York. The long-term goal of the Film Good/Do Good™ project is to nurture an environment that will lead to increased capacity in those communities to combat poverty, and create a deeper bond between film and television productions in New York State and the communities in which they film.

See below for a few very meaningful projects that have already taken place throughout New York State:

2017 Projects
 
In February 2017, #FilmGoodDoGood partnered up with two organizations for volunteer events. First, the production crew of The Americans volunteered their time with students at Good Shepherd Services’ after-school program in Brooklyn, where much of their filming takes place. Then the make-up crew of the TV show Blindspot volunteered their services with the Women’s Prison Association demonstrating professional hair and makeup tips at “Presenting Your Best Self” event.


2016 Projects
 
Film Good/Do Good went for a test drive in February in Hell’s Kitchen NYC in collaboration with Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton Inc. and New York Cares by donating wardrobe items in good condition to the Winter Wardrobe Closet of Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries. Two members of the wardrobe crew later helped style Rauschenbusch clients for job interviews and other needs with items from the Closet.



Film Good Do Good officially kicked off in Buffalo, New York in collaboration with Marshall Film Crew and The Service Collaborative of Western New York’s Habitat for Humanity’s Project:
Press Release: http://www.esd.ny.gov/NewsRoom/Data/2016/06132016_Marshall_FGDG_PR.pdf

See interviews with Marshall crew members here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrQNYI2RQEI



In July, Film Good/Do Good linked up with Marvel who hosted a dinner and an inspiring life skills discussion with New Alternatives , an organization that provides a range of services designed to help LGBT youth “go beyond” homelessness and transition into stable adult lives.



In August, Film Good Do Good helped the feature film “ We The Animals ” craft a service event in Utica, New York where they filmed. On Aug. 9, We the Animals filmmakers hosted an event at Johnson Park Center (JPC) , a faith-based non-profit organization that promotes positive change, revitalization, and community development in the heart of the Utica neighborhood of Cornhill.



Read The Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Film’s write ups about Film Good Do Good events in Manhattan and Utica here.



See here for photos of Film Good Do Good bringing together GIRLS HBO production team and Safe Horizon volunteers to collect needed home goods for Safe Horizon’s homeless shelters.



On Saturday October 1, 2016, the Commission on National and Community Service and the Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development partnered with Project Hospitality and Volunteers from Disney–ABC Television Group’s hit TV series Quantico in Staten Island, New York for another Film Good/Do Good project. Quantico Volunteers took part in “Los Promotores” Project Hospitality’s Literacy Program. See photos of the event here.



On October 21 SONY Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming Production Staff took part in #FilmGoodDoGood by volunteering at the Isaacs Center Senior Center Monthly birthday party! The Senior Center has a long history of offering daily activities that promote both physical and mental health. The Senior Center offers a multitude of wellness activities, fitness programs, media and technology classes, arts and cultural enrichment, social and self-advocacy experiences, and community celebrations.



Film Good / Do Good participated in this year’s holiday toy drive. A number of New York-based TV Series placed drop-off boxes on soundstages to collect donations, including Marvel’s The Defenders; Orange is the New Black; Law and Order SVU; Sesame Street; Madame Secretary; Bull; and The Americans. See here for the Governor’s press release.



...More events to come so stay tuned!

Film Good Do Good