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Daily Freeman: Culinary Institute will host film conference June 5

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HYDE PARK, N.Y. >> Dutchess Tourism Inc. will host a film conference Tuesday, June 5, at The Culinary Institute of America. 

Organized with the Orange County N.Y. Film Office, Stockade Works and Hudson Valley Film Commission, the event is intended to connect industry professionals and help businesses and municipalities learn how to become part of the Hudson Valley film industry.

Along with a networking reception, there will be breakout sessions and presentations covering topics from film industry trends, casting, job training and film festivals to local economic development opportunities. Among the scheduled speakers are actor/director Mary Stuart Masterson; Jerry Stoeffhaas, deputy director of the state Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & TV Development; and producer William Horberg, chairman of the Producers Guild of America East. For information, visit dutchesstourism.com/hv-filmconference.

 

Link to original article: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20180527/NEWS/180529725

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IndieWire: Mary Stuart Masterson Wants to Open a Movie Studio in Upstate NY

Mary Stuart Masterson plans to open a movie studio away from the bright lights of New York City and even further from Hollywood. The actress, producer, director and writer, best known for starring in “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” wants to launch a film, television and technology studio in upstate New York, specifically uptown or midtown Kingston in Ulster County. 

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