Pioneering Rehabilitation

News Media and Commercial Filming Policy

The Burke Rehabilitation Center’s Marketing & External Relations Department is the main liaison between Burke Rehabilitation Center and the news media and commercial production companies.

To protect the integrity of the Burke brand as well as the privacy and confidentiality of all Burke Rehabilitation Center patients, families and staff, a member of the marketing & external relations department will accompany all reporters, video crews and photographers while on campus. This policy is broken down to two parts. One addresses the procedures for news media and the other addresses the procedures for commercial production companies and film crews. The policies and corresponding forms are available for download in the informational boxes to the right.

**Please Note: Only Exteriors of the Main Hospital, Outpatient facility and Research Institute may be used for commercial filming. In rare instances, interiors of other campus buildings can be used for filming upon the Marketing department’s approval. Initial outreach must be done at least one month prior to film date.**

For more information, please contact a member of Marketing & External Relations department:

Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D.
Director of Marketing and External Relations
(914) 597-2491


Marisa Iallonardo
Manager of Public Relations and External Communications
(914) 597-2877

Over the years, the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital campus has been the backdrop for television and film projects. The 60-acre manicured grounds that include its original neoclassic buildings and graceful colonnades designed by the famed architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White, have found their way into both modern day and period productions.

Today, the campus is regularly visited by film location scouts, architecture buffs, historians and students. It remains a wonderful example of post-Victorian architecture, seemingly untouched from when Burke opened its doors nearly 100 years ago.

Filmed at Burke:

The Leftovers - Television, 2014
Boomer - Film, 2012
Musical Chairs - Film, 2011
Boardwalk Empire
 – Television, 2010
Disturbia - Film, 2007
Joe Gould's Secret - Film, 2000
Rear Window – Television, 1998
Regarding Henry – Film, 1991