RUPCO has spent just under $2 million to buy the former Metropolitan Life Hall of Records building on South Prospect Street, which is to house a TV and film production center headed by actress Mary Stuart Masterson.
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Rupco, the Kingston-based affordable-housing advocacy organization, is teaming up with Mary Stuart Masterson’s Stockade Works to bring TV/film production studios and a training center to the old MetLife building on Greenkill Avenue in the city. Rupco is now exploring financing from a wide variety of sources.
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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KINGSTON — Actress Mary Stuart Masterson wants to create a film, television and technology studio in Kingston that would focus on growing the region’s film industry with an eye toward diversity.