VIDEO: "The Future of Funding the Arts"

VIDEO: "The Future of Funding the Arts"

On March 22, Stockade Works founder Mary Stuart Masterson joined Laura Callanan, Founding Partner at Upstart Co-Lab, and Sam Bonsey, Senior Director of The ImPact, to discuss “The Future of Funding the Arts” as part of The National Museum of American History's third annual symposium, "The Power of Giving: Philanthropy's Impact on American Life."

RECAP: Hudson Valley Film and Television Industry Mixer

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RECAP: Hudson Valley Film and Television Industry Mixer

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 a sold out crowd filled the Hudson River Maritime Museum in the Rondout area of Kingston for the Hudson Valley Film and Television Industry Mixer hosted by the Ulster County Office of Economic Development, Stockade Works and the Producers Guild of America.

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PHOTOS: "Newtown" Screening at the Ulster Performing Arts Center

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PHOTOS: "Newtown" Screening at the Ulster Performing Arts Center

On Friday, March 16, Stockade Works, in association with the Bardavon, hosted a free screening of the documentary, “Newtown,” at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in the City of Kingston. The screening was followed by a panel discussion and conversation with attendees about gun safety reform. The panel was moderated by Melanie Forstrom and included the film's director Kim Snyder, Abbey Clements, Newtown survivor teacher; Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti; Kingston School Board President Nora Scherer, and Denise Ranaghan, Director of Peer Services for the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.

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VIDEO: Building Creative Economies / Social Impact Forum

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VIDEO: Building Creative Economies / Social Impact Forum

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Stockade Works' co-founder Mary Stuart Masterson joined Laura Callanan, Upstart Co-Lab founding partner and Rebecca Rosen, senior editor of The Atlantic to discuss Building Creative Economies and how companies are working to make social impact a part of their bottom line.

 

 

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Stockade Works comes out to celebrate Kingston's $10M victory!

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.

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Stockade Works completes its Pilot Crew Boot Camp

Stockade Works completes its Pilot Crew Boot Camp!


For three whirlwind weeks in July, participants in the very first Stockade Works Crew Boot Camp worked alongside industry professionals to learn key positions on a film set and then put those skills to the test during a low-budget independent film shoot entitled, “The Rest of Us.”

Out of over 150 online applications, 23 participants were selected to take part in our pilot crew boot camp with graduates placed in assistant positions on the three-week film shoot produced right here in the Hudson Valley.

Stockade Work boot campers (dubbed our beloved “booties”) were put to the test during the filming of “The Rest of Us,” a story set in the spring of 2001 against the backdrop of 9/11 and a contagion of suicides on a university campus. 

Our boot campers stepped up to the challenge, supporting all the departments on a film set including production, assistant director, camera, art, wardrobe, sound, grip and electric.  We couldn’t be more proud of our booties – they worked hard through long days of filming during some hot summer days here in the Hudson Valley, taking in a ton of information while having fun and making some great connections along the way.

 

 

Photos by Kashka Glowacka and Chris Rahm of Northguild

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RUPCO closes on The Metro

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.”

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Stockade Works sets the scene for 2017

Stockade Works sets the scene for 2017

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.

Stockade Works, RUPCO awarded $1M grant

Stockade Works, RUPCO awarded $1M grant

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.

Voice your support to Make Local Work!

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!