Film, Television and Photography Productions

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Film, Television and Photography Productions


Newport Film Protocol Form 

City Park Use Form - To be filled out if using an City of Newport park or recreation area

Film and photo productions in most circumstances require City approval in advance. Please complete the  above Newport Film Protocol Form and submit electronically.  



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. Thank you.

RI State Film & TV Office

Film History in Newport


        Irrational Man (2015)

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Filmed in Newport in 2014, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, and Parker Posey




           Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 


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



       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.

Me, Myself, and Irene (2000)

 Local settings include Narragansett and Newport and the Pell Bridge.

Amistad (1997)

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

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

    Drama revolves around Newport socialite Claus von Bulow.             

 The Great Gatsby (1974)


Gatsby (Robert Redford) and Daisy Buchanan (Mia Farrow)

frolic on and around Narragansett Bay.



Newport Folk Festival (1967)

Bob Dylan goes electric, at the Newport Folk Festival.









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