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Ulster County tries to lure more films

Oct 11, 2017 2:11 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announced Oct. 10 a program with four local banks to help film and television productions in Ulster County. Four local banks will pool $8 million in the Ulster County Film Finance Program for cash advances on contracts with film distributors. The program will also help with financing and loans for property, equipment, capital improvements, and leases for post-production facilities in Ulster County. The Bank of Greene County, Catskill Hudson Bank, Ulster Savings Bank, and Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan are the banks involved in the program. “Ulster County is attracting an increasing number of film, media, and television productions and industry professionals,” Hein said in a press release announcing the program. Stockade Works, a nonprofit TV and film production company led by actress/director Mary Stuart Masterson is expected to open in Kingston. In Greene County, Columbia-Greene Media reports, the independent film “When We Grow Up” completed shooting in Chatham and Ghent recently and is now in post-production. “In Chatham, we were mostly downtown; we shot in locations like Blue Plate, outside the Taste Box and outside of Debbye’s store, as well as behind it, and we were also in the Chatham Co-worker,” lead producer Grace Hannoy said. “In Ghent, we were mostly in Melania’s house for the majority of it, but we did spend a day on the road next to the cemetery and also at a flower farm.” Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.
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