Think global, act local applies to film production. Here's why.
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WHAT’S TO COME IN 2018
1. Train the local workforce
Stockade Works is raising $100,000 to train 100 crew members. We have developed a replicable model to ensure economic and workforce development success. The first step of this model is the train our local workforce to ensure that they are not left out as production comes in.
2. Develop film and television projects to shoot in the Hudson Valley.
In partnership with TMI Project, Tony Porter’s A Call to Men and Kingston High School, we are creating a media project about challenging the cultural expectations of masculinity. Locker Room Talk follows a group of high school football players as they work with Tony & TMI to learn what it means to be men both on and off the field. This is one of many projects to come that will bolster the awareness of important social issues being addressed by local and national organizations.
3. Build State of The Art Production & Post Facilities
The Metro begins construction for a 2019 grand opening. Stockade Work’s space will include: state of the art post production facilities including a high end finishing/screening room, 7,000 sq ft sound stage/event space, black box theater, dine-in theater, co-working space, and hands-on demo gallery. We will begin a capital campaign to raise $1,000,000 for 40,000 sq ft in 2018.
Our for-profit sister company will pursue a television-ready sound stage complex elsewhere in the region.
We are doing production differently.
We are creating a study and subsequent white paper on how to improve the quality of production crew jobs.
We will be exploring: limits on overtime, child care, increased benefits, career pathways, equal access, and more.
2017 in review
Stockade Works has had a busy year getting ready to Make Local Work here in the Hudson Valley. Here are some of our highlights:
Hired Full-Time Executive Director, Beth Davenport
JULY: Pilot Crew Boot Camp trained 23 Hudson Valley residents and placed them on a 15 day independent film shoot.
OCTOBER: As part of our work to bring the region together to become a top destination for film & television, we partnered with the Orange County Film Office on The Hudson Valley Film Conference.
NOVEMBER: Began partnerships with SUNY Ulster and BOCES to develop curriculum to train the future’s workforce in film & television production.
DECEMBER: Stockade Works and RUPCO, named a priority project by the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council two years in a row, will be awarded the maximum allowable $242,500 by Empire State Development when we raise $1,000,000 for equipment purchases and build out at The Metro.
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