Our goal: Make Local Work

Stockade Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the further potential of film and tech in the Hudson Valley. 


State of the Art Facilities
We will build a state of the art film and tech production hub in mid-town Kingston, providing an environment where our community can access the tools of technology and learn how to use them.


Boot Camps

Train local workforce through annual Crew and Tech Boot Camps increasing the regions ability to meet the unique needs of the incoming production and tech development. 


Attracting Jobs

Led by Executive Director/Founder Mary Stuart Masterson, we are in the unique position to attract large-scale production and tech projects to Kingston on a long-term basis.



We incubate local productions and tech ventures from inception to delivery bringing local talent together in one creative space.



Stockade Works will make its home in a repurposed warehouse in Kingston’s mid-town, newly designated an Arts District. The building will be renovated with efficiency and preservation in mind employing green building practices such as passive solar, solar, green roofing for sound attenuation and recycled and reused materials wherever possible.


The Team

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The Team

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Mary Stuart Masterson
Founder / Board President of Stockade Works

Mary Stuart lives full-time in the Hudson Valley. Her award-winning career includes roles in the iconic films Some Kind of Wonderful, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Benny and Joon. She has also directed and produced indie films, network television, and documentary theater.  Her return to the arts follows a recent hiatus to “produce” her four young children.


Beth Davenport
Co-Founder / Executive Director of Stockade Works

Beth is a trans-media strategist and storyteller with over fifteen years experience in non-profits, documentary film, commercial production and post, and digital strategy. Her passion is using media and technology to create a positive impact on society. Beth has led departments, launched digital platforms, and implemented crowdsourcing and audience engagement campaigns. She has directed and produced documentary films and commercials for BBC, Sundance Channel, PBS, NBC, Arte France, among others.



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Elliot Matz
Board Member, Finance Committee, Real Estate Committee

Elliot Matz is a C-suite executive with extensive experience in managing large-scale complex enterprise responsibilities that encompass operations, finance, IT and real estate within not-for-profit and for-profit environments.

For the past 15 years, Elliot has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. Previously, Elliot was the Managing Director of Corporate Real Estate for CBS Corporation, Director of Corporate Commercial Properties in the Corporate Real Estate Department of Chemical Bank; and Project Manager at the New York City Public Development Corporation.

Cassandra Del Viscio
Owner/Executive Producer, Edgeworx Studios

Edgeworx Studios specializes in Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics for film and television. Cassandra’s extensive experience encompasses over 18 years in the entertainment industry and has led her to work with such clients as HBO, NBC Universal, ABC, CBS, FOX, Discovery, History, National Geographic and PBS. She also has a significant public relations background in the fashion industry and has worked for both Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani.


Ari Pomerantz

Ari leverages a diverse management background across media and technology to build teams and execute growth strategies around innovative products and content offerings. Ari is an executive producer for communications marketing firm Edelman NY. Ari was CEO of MFN, a content marketing agency focused on mobile and digital strategy. He was also a founding partner of music tech platform Pump Audio, acquired by Getty Images in 2007. Previously, he served as Director of MTV Home Entertainment. He has overseen content and platform development for NBC, CBS, MTV, AOL, Bonnaroo and brands like American Express, Intel, J&J, Nabisco and Toyota.


Dr. Stephanie Royal

Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships at LaGuardia Community College, responsible for the development curriculum and training programs for middle skills jobs in technology, financial services, advanced manufacturing, construction and non- clinical healthcare. Previously, she was appointed by Governor Cuomo as Executive Director of the New York State Mentoring Program.  Stephanie has been recognized nationally for her work related to diversity, equity and social justice in her roles as an instructional designer, facilitator and presenter.




Michele Baker Location Manager, Producer
Alysse Bezahler SVP, Head of Production, Sundance Channel
Chris Brown Solar Business Development
Hilarie Burton Actress (One Tree Hill)
Jonathan Cohen Founder & CEO, Agency of Trillions
Griffin Dunne Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
Harald Galinski Production Accountant, Line Producer, Film Studio Entrepreneur
Matt Johnston Business Development, Agency of Trillions
Sean Jones Entrepreneur
Kale Kaposhilin Co-founder, Evolving Media Network & Hudson Valley Tech Meet-up
Samantha Mathis Actress / Board Member SAG-AFTRA
Sean Andrew Murray Illustrator, Concept Artist
Marshall Persinger Executive Producer | Rectify, Army Wives
Stefan Reinhardt Co-Head, AMC Studios
Bhawin Suchak Program Director, YouthFX
Lynsey Timbrouck Confidential Secretary for Kingston Mayor Steve Noble
Rob Tourtelot Creative Director Telo Design, Co-Founder Pump Audio
Steven Weisman Writer/Producer, Portlandia