New York to launch upstate regional film fund
A new film fund has been announced for an upstate region of New York to encourage more producers to shoot outside Manhattan.
Ulster County lies 100 miles north of New York City in the Hudson Valley region of the state.
Authorities will offer an $8m film fund for 2018 that will supplement New York’s state incentive as support for movies and TV productions.
“Ulster County has a lot to offer to the industry: unique geographic features, picturesque locations and welcoming communities to host film productions, and three certified sound stages,” said Michael P Hein, executive of Ulster County.
“We have a well-established creative community through the work of the Hudson Valley Film Commission and Woodstock Film Festival, and a growing number of experienced and aspiring industry professionals.”
New York offers a generous 30% state filming incentive programme, but the percentage figure increases to 40% in selected upstate regions including Ulster County.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in New York State.