On Wednesday, September 20, Stockade Works’ founder Mary Stuart Masterson and co-founder Beth Davenport proudly joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, and Kingston Mayor Steve Noble for the announcement of $10 million in funding and investments for the City of Kingston, the Mid-Hudson Valley winner of the second round of the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
RUPCO recently closed on The Metro, the formerly vacant 70,000-square foot building poised to be redeveloped into a media & technology hub in midtown Kingston.
“This building in the heart of Midtown will no longer sit vacant. Instead, it will be bustling with innovation and purpose, empowering our local residents to access training, employment, and entrepreneurship,” said City of Kingston Mayor Steve Noble. “This isn’t just job creation, it’s community revitalization.”
In the spring of 2016, actor/director Mary Stuart Masterson founded Stockade Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to Make Local Work™ in fostering the further potential of film and tech in the Hudson Valley. With the goal to boost the local economy by bringing film and television production to the region, her passion was contagious and effective.
We are thrilled to share with you that Stockade Works and Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) has been awarded $1 million in economic and community development funding through the New York State Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.
“These funds will allow us to kickstart our co-working, production facility which is an essential link in the entertainment ecosystem chain,” remarked Stockade Works Founder and Executive Director Mary Stuart Masterson.
Encourage Governor Cuomo to sign the bill to expand the Empire State Film Production Tax Credit Program to the Hudson Valley.
Legislation (A.9415 -Gunther / S.6987 -Amedore) to promote new economic opportunity is currently on Governor Cuomo’s desk. We urge you to contact the Governor’s office or call 1-518-474-8390 immediately to voice your support, we only have until November 4, 2016 to get it signed!
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.
Actress moving forward with multi-faceted production facility in Kingston.
KINGSTON—Mary Stuart Masterson has plans—big plans—in Ulster County.
The actress and director hopes to open a Kingston-based company next spring that will serve as a center for film production and hub for creative types to make their ideas a reality.
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.
Masterson touts NY entertainment tax credit; Ulster wants in
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.