The Hudson Valley Film Commission will receive the Special Citation - Organization Award at the 7th Annual Ulster County Arts Awards on June 4 in Highland, NY.
For tickets and information to the 7th Annual Ulster County Arts Awards, visit https://artsmidhudson.org/ulster-county-arts-awards
Under the leadership of Laurent Rejto, the Hudson Valley Film Commission, has worked tirelessly to establish local work. Among many other projects, recent productions have included Charlie Kaufman’s I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, HBO’s I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, PLANET EARTH and THE DEAD DON’T DIE, which opens Cannes Film Festival on May 14 (see more here).
The Hudson Valley Film Commission was started in 2000 as a way to attract film industry members, many of whom were visiting the Woodstock Film Festival, back to the region for production purposes. Moreover, the mission included supporting local film production by referring local crew, cast, locations, vendors, post production facilities, and more! Since 2000, the film commission has supported and worked on over 500 productions, helping to create thousands of jobs and over $200 million in regional economic development especially in Ulster, Dutchess, and Orange Counties.
Another aspect of The Hudson Valley Film Commission is the community outreach program, which was created to help educate and engage local residents, and business owners in the growing film & tv industry. Each program includes a discussion about different educational, job and creative opportunities available, as well as case study information about regional pre-production, production and post-production. See below for upcoming events.
Upcoming community outreach program dates include:
Saugerties Public Library - May 28
Gardiner Public Library - May 29
Tivoli Public Library - June 6
Poughkeepsie Adriance Memorial Library - June 22
For more information, visit www.hudsonvalleyfilmcommission.org