WITH NYC PRODUCTION STYMIED, UPRIVER STUDIOS IS POISED TO OPEN AS NEARBY ALTERNATIVE

The film and TV production sector appears to be a long way from resuming its previously brisk pace.

A rendering of how the entrance and common areas at Upriver Studios in Saugerties, NY, will look once final construction is completed by August. ~Upriver Studios

EXCLUSIVE: As New York City battles through COVID-19, enduring more cases (200,000) and deaths (20,000) than anywhere in the world, the film and TV production sector appears to be a long way from resuming its previously brisk pace.

A new option for producers is now poised to open two hours away, however: Upriver Studios in Saugerties, a town along the Hudson River about 10 miles from Woodstock. Upriver will offer about 104,000 square feet of sound stages and other production space in a former manufacturing facility retrofit by a group led by actress and director Mary Stuart Masterson.

“As crazy as it seems to be launching a business in a pandemic,” Masterson said, “it turns out Upriver Studios is the right place at the right time for productions who need to find a safe haven.”

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