So far this year, Ulster County has played host to six major motion picture productions featuring top Hollywood talent like Whoopi Goldberg, “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and Stone Ridge resident Melissa Leo. Last year, Kingston was the backdrop for two films, a TV show and a commercial. Just four months into 2017, four movies have shot on city streets.
“The idea is to take these factories that have lain fallow for more than a generation and press them into service in a way that makes sense for today’s economy. That creates jobs and builds wealth in the community in the same way IBM did.”
Rupco & Mary Stuart Masterson’s Stockade Works would like to transform the cavernous former MetLife building on Greenkill Avenue in Kingston into a TV/film production studio and training center.