PRE-PRODUCTION DIRECTORY

ACCOUNTING, BONDING & INSURANCE
CASTING
COMPUTER SERVICES
ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEYS
EPK COMPANIES
FILM RESEARCH
LOCATION SERVICES
PERMITS
PICTURE CARS
SOUNDSTAGES
STORYBOARDS
TALENT AGENTS
TAX INCENTIVES
UNIONS & GUILDS


ACCOUNTING, COMPLETION GUARANTEES, INSURANCE

Film Finances, Inc
The leader in completion Guarantees, Film Finances has given completion guarantees to all leading banks in the entertainment industry, major film studios and distributors. In all, they have guaranteed around 6,000 Feature Films, Television Series, Films on Tape, Documentaries and CD-ROM Productions.


Tara Grey
Accounting Services

718-840-8810
teegee76@gmail.com
Mary Kelly
212-628-7016
mcatkelly@yahoo.com
Manhattan Friday
J.R Craigmile

Accounting Services
Kingston, NY

An Accounting service for the film and television industries, specializing in Post & Pre Prep Accounting. With over 20 years Production Accounting experience, J.R. Craigmile and the MFP team make your transition from Production to Post as seamless as possible.


S Int'l Insurance Brokers Inc
www.documentary-insurance.com
212-406-4499 ext 304

We cover all types of film and video productions and all other forms of media now known or to be discovered in perpetuity throughout the universe—at least worldwide. Documentaries, Episodic TV, Corporate, Educational, Commercials, Music Videos, Feature Films, etc. and related Services/Industries.


CASTING SERVICES

If you wish to be listed on the film commission’s referral list for casting directors and regional projects, please fill out our form at Actor Signup

Amy Hutchings Casting
Amy Hutchings
914-715-7461
amyhutchingscasting@gmail.com

Amy Hutchings Casting for feature films evolved from casting models for over 100,000 photo shoots. We cast union and non union actors for projects from Montauk to Albany.
Recent credits include Departures (local day players and background), Furlough (local day players and background), Vigilante (background), Diane (background), Pretenders (background) One Percent More Humid (local day players and background). Additional film credits can be found at amyhutchingscasting.com

Hudson Valley Casting
Heidi Eklund
646-368-7705
hudsonvalleyfilmcasting@gmail.com

Hudson Valley Casting provides both union and non-union talent for film, commercials, print, voiceover, theater and corporate events.
Recent credits include The Bread Factory Part's I and II (40+ principals roles and background) Departures (local day players), Furlough (local day players), Pretenders (principals and day players), One Percent More Humid (local day players), The Miseducation of Cameron Post (background), and Mi America (principals and background). Other commercials and industrial projects cast by HVC include Angry Orchard Cider, I Love NY Tourism, Delta Airlines, Orange Regional Medical Group, ABC/Stanley Steemer PSA, and Visiting Angels, to name a few. Hudson Valley Casting also casts audiobooks for Hachette Book Group.

COMPUTER SERVICES

Jerrod Brady
Mac Diagnostics
Ulster Park, NY
845-338-3378


Tech Smiths
845-443-4866
info@tech-smiths.com
The Mac Works
845-331-1111
webmail@themacworks.com
VivaLaData
diana@vivaladata.com

VivaLaData is a computer consulting sole-proprietorship specializing in database development, Internet development, and process automation.


ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEYS

Jordan Roy
Legal Counsel
New York Media Consulting

Kingston, NY
646-689-5729
jroylegal@gmail.com


Robert L. Seigel
Attorney-at-Law
The Law Office of Robert L. Seigel
212-605-0301
Rlsentlaw@aol.com
Sloss Law Office L.L.P.
New York, NY
212-627-9898
office@slosslaw.com
EPK COMPANIES

1st Look Films
Oscar Rivas

info@1stlookfilms.com

Delivering great EPK's, for Films, TV and Video Games. We aim to provide a unique look behind the curtains to some of the most compelling stories of our time as well as document the victories and hurdles that had be overcome to bring them to life. Centrally located in Beacon, NY at the CineHub, 1st Look Films is able to provide it's services to both clients in the city as well as projects coming up to the Hudson Valley.


Ideology, Inc.
Laurie Osmond

Willow, NY
845-688-2459
917-755-4023
laurie@ideologyinc.com

Ideology, Inc. is a creative media production company specializing in Marketing and Publicity materials for film, television, theatre and business, including DVD featurettes, EPK, trailers, promo, web video, and other short and long-form documentary video. Clients include Sony Pictures, NBC/Universal, Paramount, Fox, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, BCDF Pictures.


FILM RESEARCH

Richard Kroll Research
Upper Nyack, NY
845-353-5258
917-697-0371
krollresearch@yahoo.com

Supporting communications professionals as a creative resource with timely, accurate, and inspiring informational and visual research. Thirty years experience. See IMDb.com listing for filmography.


LOCATION SERVICES

Catskill Mountain Pictures
Bill Stitt & Joan Knight
Woodstock, NY
845-679-7292
catsmopix@hvc.rr.com

Location services for film, fashion & television. Partial Credit list:
Film: The Last Keepers, War of The Worlds, The Night Listener, The Risk Pool, Rock The Paint, The Thing About My Folks. Television: Human Footprint, Virgin Records, CBS / A & E: Biography, LMNO Productions: Wickedly Perfect. Fashion: Elle, Elle Girl, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Norm Thompson, L.L. Bean.


Michele Baker
Baker Productions

845-399-8940
minniebake@gmail.com

Select projects: Higher Ground, Happy Tears, Against the Current, The Cake Eaters, The Night Listener, Transamerica, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, The Thing About My Folks, Down to the Bone


Peter Bobrow
Bear Mountain Media
845-354-2441
917-301-3264

Christopher K. Carmody
carmodyody@gmail.com
347-327-4980

Select projecrts: Law & Order, Lexus/NatGeo, Apple, Mercedes


Hudson Valley Locations
Stephen Harris

845-797-0343
smhcine@gmail.com

Select local credits: I Dream Too Much,


John Hutchinson
Hutchinson Locations LLC

518-671-6165
917-705-2529 cell
hutchscout@gmail.com

20 years experience as a Location Scout & Manager.
Location Services available in the Hudson Valley & The Catskills.
Recent projects include: Microsoft, Rolex, Saks, Armani, W Magazine


Kara Janeczko
518-429-6617
karajaneczko@gmail.com

Select local credits: The Affair, King Jack, Cold in July, A Birder's Guide to Everything , We Are What We Are, Meadowland


Leah Reingewirtz
Hudson Valley Locations Management

347-661-1078
leahpapeika@gmail.com

Select local credits: Diane, The OA, Flight of the Conchords


Hunter Schlesinger
914-489-9239
raulduke101@gmail.com

Select local credits: The Strange Ones


Justin Stowell
justin.stowell@gmail.com

Select local credits: The Miseducation of Cameron Post, It Comes at Night


PERMITS

Please contact the Hudson Valley Film Commission for permit info.


PICTURE CARS

Vintage Value Group International
Contact: Nigel Redman
Saugerties, NY
845-217-0625


SOUNDSTAGES

One Tomsons Road
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Saugerties, NY
leasing@onetomsonsrd.com
845-338-1325 x101


Backstage Studio Productions
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Teri Rossin
323 Wall Street
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-8700
845-633-0600
teri@backstagestudios.net

21,000+ square feet


Basilica Hudson
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Tony Stone
Hudson, NY 12534
518-822-1050
rental@basilicahudson.com

10,000+ square feet


Michelson Studios
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Middletown, NY
info@michelsonstudio.com

60,000 sq ft./ 30,000 column free 60 ft ceilings: 27,000 sq ft production 30 ft ceilings + 4000 sq ft offices.


Mid-Hudson Civic Center
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Poughkeepsie, NY
danielle@midhudsonciviccenter.org
Newburgh Armory Unity Center
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Newburgh, NY
845-926-7278
845-245-4035
dglenndepaor@gmail.com
SPAF Studios - Suagerties Performing Arts Factory
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Saugerties, NY
845-246-7723
booking@spafii.com
Seven21 Media Center
Jeremy Ellenbogen
Kingston, NY
845-331-0551
info@ellenbogen.com
TechCity Properties,Inc.
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Kingston, New York
845-383-0400
prakov@techcityny.com

1 million square feet available.


Umbra of Newburgh Stage
*NY State Qualified Film Production Facility
Newburgh NY
845-569-9071
855-536-6973
sleviton@umbranewburgh.com

14,000 square feet
28,000 square feet


Utopia Sound and Video Studio
Woodstock, NY
845-679-7600 ext 33

Soundstage features:
46X40 room with 30 foot ceiling
Draping of room perimeter top to bottom • Solid slab floor
2 full baths with shower and steamroom • Full electric service • Lighting grid
Sound equipment available for rental • Rehearsal space


STORYBOARDS

John J. Dickerson
(Storyboard Artist/Animation Illustrator)
323-219-9607
johndickerson93@comcast.net

Education: (BFA) NYU Film/TV (TSOA) 1999
Experience: Feature Film, Music Video, Commercials, Animation


Jaf Farkas
Storyboard artist
845-661-3891
jaf@jafdesign.net
Kate Stamps
Storyboard Artist
347-624-1727
StoryBoard Artist v.4 Software
Create professional-quality digital storyboards with StoryBoard Artist 4. Designed for media savvy creatives: filmmakers, television producers, advertising creatives, game developers, DVD and interactive TV designers and educators alike. New features bring even more control and flexibility to smooth the creative process through production and post.
TALENT AGENTS

Creative Entertainment Connections
Laura Siegel
NYC & Stone Ridge, NY
lsiegel@cec-entertainment.com
212-643-1736

Established by industry veteran Laura Siegel, CEC is a boutique talent management agency representing above and below-the-line artists to the film and television industry.


TAX INCENTIVES

New York State Film Tax Credit Program
The Film Production Tax Credit program is designed to strengthen the film production industry in New York State and its positive impact on the State’s economy.

For the Film Production Credit, applications must be submitted prior to the start of principal and ongoing photography.

When an initial application is deemed complete, the Program Office will notify an applicant that the project is eligible to submit a final application.

When the applicant completes the project through post-production, a final application must be submitted with actual project information. When the final application is deemed complete, the Program Office will notify an applicant that the application is ready for audit. After the audit, a Certificate of Tax Credit may be issued and sent to the applicant listed in the final application.

For details, visit New York State Film Tax Credit Program


UNIONS & GUILDS

Directors Guild Of America
110 W. 57 St.
New York, NY 10019
212-581-0370


East Coast Council
c/o IATSE Local 52
326 W 48th St,
New York, NY 10036
212-399-0980
c/o Local 600 80 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
212-647-7300
Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists
Local 798 152 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-627-0660
Motion Picture Editors Guild
Local 700 145 Hudson Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10013
212-302-0700
Producer's Guild of America East
100 Ave. of the Americas, 11th floor
New York, NY 10013
212-894-4016
SAGindie http://www.sagindie.org/media/logo_sagindie.png

SAGindie promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Since its formation in 1997, SAGindie has been traveling to film festivals, trade shows, and conventions spreading the word: Just because your film isn’t produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can’t use professional talent. As a free resource, SAGindie offers filmmakers clarity and kinship by guiding them through the SAG-AFTRA signatory process, making it even easier to hire professional actors, regardless of budget. SAGindie is made possible by a grant from the Screen Actors Guild-Producers Industry Advancement & Cooperative Fund.


SAG-AFTRA
212-944-1030

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: An organization of professional performers dedicated to truth, justice, and the pursuit of “motivation.” SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, and other media professionals. Your favorite action star/leading lady/talk show host? Yep, chances are they’re in SAG-AFTRA. Get more info at sagaftra.org.


Script Supervisors, Production Office Coordinators, Production Accountants
Local 161
630 Ninth Avenue, Suite #1103
New York, NY 10036
212-977-9655
United Scenic Artists - Local USA 829
29 West 38th Street
NY, NY 10018
212-582-0300
Writers Guild Of America East
555 W. 57 St., Suite 1230
New York, NY 10019
212-767-7800

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