Caption for above image: The former Kawasaki dealership building on Route 28 in the town of Ulster, N.Y., is now a film production facility. Photo credit: Tania Barricklo — Daily Freeman
KINGSTON, N.Y. The Hudson Valley Film Commission, seeking to double its funding from the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency to $60,000, says local growth in entertainment production shows it’s helping to attract new businesses.
At an agency board meeting Wednesday, commission Director Laurent Rejto noted the former Kawasaki dealership building on state Route 28 in the town of Ulster has been converted into a production facility for the Woodstock Film Studio.
“We just helped qualify a new sound stage,” he said. “It’s been certified and will be available as a sound stage probably beginning next week. It’s 17,000 square feet, privately owned.”
Rejto said part of the commission’s task in bringing people to the area is help them with technical needs and approvals.
“We’re hoping the building will be filled with filmmakers,” he said. “It’s ready to walk in. It’s got incredible under-the-floor heating and is just a fabulous building.
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