Since 2000, the Hudson Valley Film Commission has successfully created sustainable economic development and educational opportunities by attracting, supporting and promoting local film, tv, photography, and new media work in the Mid Hudson Valley, especially Ulster County, Duchess County, Orange County, as well as Columbia County, Delaware County, Greene County, and Sullivan County. 

The Hudson Valley Film Commission works tirelessly to support productions by helping to secure crew, cast, locations, vendors, post production facilities, and more! The Film Commission also collects data and has worked with over 500 productions and tracked well over $100-million in direct local spending.

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Tax Incentives

The New York State Film Tax Credit Program offers the production industry the nation’s most stable and successful production and post-production tax credits, offering as much as 40% on labor (45% on post)  in most of the state

New York State Film Production Tax Incentives now make it even more attractive to film in the Mid Hudson Valley. In addition to a 30% incentive on below the line costs, an ADDITIONAL 10% is now available on below the line labor for Feature Film or TV shows budgeted at $500k and above. For further details, visit New York State Film Tax Credits or Contact Us. 

The Post-Production Tax Credit program can be allocated and used to encourage companies to post their film projects in New York and help create and maintain film industry jobs. Production companies may be eligible to receive a fully refundable credit of 40 to 45 percent of qualified post-production costs incurred in New York State. The additional 5 percent credit may be available for costs incurred in Upstate NY, outside the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District, which includes New York City, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.


We work tirelessly to increase film related activities in the region. Here are a few comments from filmmakers, vendors and others. 

“Our work in the Hudson Valley was a tremendous success, and we couldn't have done it without your support. Your cooperation and efforts throughout the process helped us to find and CREATE A UNIQUE AESTHETIC here in the Hudson Valley.” - Paramount Pictures (A QUIET PLACE)

"We love filming in the Hudson Valley. It's one of the best film commissions anywhere for helping productions out.” John Keeyes, Line Producer, BURN 

The Hudson Valley Film Commission was very helpful in making several contacts throughout the filming process. –Jon Read, co-producer (DIANE *winner at Tribeca Film Festival)

“This is the third film that I worked in the Hudson Valley, and I have always received prompt and helpful guidance and feedback from the Hudson Valley Film Commission regardless of the size and budget of the project. Local businesses, locations, and towns have been very easy to work with, and we have had a good experience with location background casting and filming at local stages. The Hudson Valley is a great place to escape to with a dedicated cast and crew and I'm looking forward to returning again with the next project.” –Rob Christiano, Line Producer (THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST *winner at Sundance Film Festival)

"I have never had a better filming experience, ever! The local community and businesses were extremely helpful and accommodating. It was an absolute pleasure." –Charley Beil, producer (THE BETTER ANGELS)

"We always rely on the Hudson Valley Film Commission to guide us towards great resources, locations and production facilities. What the commission provides is a strong sense of community that begins at pre-production when the always proactive commission head will send out dispatches to rally locations, actors, musicians, props, catering, crew members and interns for specific films, regardless of budget size. The efficiency and enthusiasm of the Hudson Valley Film Commission has earned the enduring gratitude of film producers both local and visiting.” –Larry Fessenden, CEO (GLASS EYE PIX)

“HVFC provided a tremendous amount of help in facilitating our production. Whether it was suggesting locations, caterers, lodging, he was extremely organized and prompt in helping us find everything we needed.” –Ben Pakman, producer (THE STRANGE ONES) 


“Our production had another great experience filming in the Hudson Valley. This is our 7th consecutive year working in the Hudson Valley. The excellent support and service provided to our production by the Hudson Valley Film Commission  is very important to our production and a driving force behind our decision to return year after year.” –Paul Van Wormer, Unit Production Manager (KATIE FFORDE GERMAN TV)

"We had an amazing time shooting in the Hudson Valley,” commented writer, producer and co-star Anjul Nigam. “The Hudson Valley Film Commission were supportive from the moment we made contact with them. They provided invaluable referrals and connections from housing to vendors to crew to locations and to amazingly talented locally based actors! And the Hudson Valley community at large was incredibly embracing of our production; we felt welcome through the entire time we were there. We look forward to making more films in Hudson Valley.” –Anjul Nijam, producer (GROWING UP SMITH)


"No request is too small or big for the Hudson Valley Film Commission as they are an invaluable resource for shooting any type of project in the area.” –Peter Phok, producer (STAKE LAND, BITTER FEAST RED EARTH)

“The Hudson Valley Film Commission was amazing. They were one of the most helpful film commissions I've worked with in my fifteen years in the business and I don't think we could have pulled our movie off as successfully as we did without them."
–Jon Keeyes, Unit Production Manager (TEN)

“This was my fifth film that I've produced in the Hudson Valley, three of them over the last six months. My company has been incredibly grateful for the support of the Hudson Valley Film Commission and they have been a big part of the reason we continue to produce films in the area. The local community support we have received has been exceptional. Without this tremendous amount of cooperation and collaboration, producing independent features of this high quality caliber would be nearly impossible.”  –Michael Goodin, producer for Monolith Pictures (AWAKENINGS)

“Our production had another great experience filming in the Hudson Valley. This is our 7th consecutive year working in the Hudson Valley. The excellent support and service provided to our production by the Hudson Valley Film Commission  is very important to our production and a driving force behind our decision to return year after year.” –Paul Van Wormer, Unit Production Manager (KATIE FFORDE GERMAN TV)




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