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Stockade Works’ apprentices, along with graduates of our training program, recently worked on a new Hudson Valley-based documentary series, BREAKING BREAD. Produced, co-written and co-directed by Stockade Works’ co-founder Mary Stuart Masterson and her new production company, Quality Pictures, this all-Hudson Valley production is an amazing project for Stockade Works’ trainees to be involved in!
Cassandra Del Visco, one of the producers of BREAKING BREAD, shares her blog about the shoot:
“I have the great pleasure of being part of a wonderful new Hudson Valley-based documentary series, BREAKING BREAD, and I'm excited to share some details about the project.
Breaking Bread is a documentary series that explores our emotional relationship to food and the power of food in our families and communities. It is the creation of Food Network star and proud Kingston resident, Michele Ragussis, along with myself and Mary Stuart Masterson's production company, Quality Pictures.
Stockade Works provided local crew and production services and the producers aim is to be the first series in the Hudson Valley to train, mentor and employ Stockade Works crew over a long-term project. The shoot was a wonderful realization of trainees gaining skills and being mentored alongside seasoned professionals - all hailing from the local Hudson Valley!
Mary Stuart is co-directing and co-writing the project with Quality Pictures partner, Alexandra Brodsky, and the project is being produced by me, Michele Ragussis, and Quality Pictures.
I'm looking forward to continuing the exciting work on this production alongside our Hudson Valley based cast and crew! Stay tuned!
-Cassandra Del Visco, Executive Producer / Owner, Edgeworx Studios
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.
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.”