In October 2017, County Executive Mike Hein unveiled the Ulster County Film Finance Program to encourage more film, television and commercial production and post-production within the County.
An initial commitment of $8 million by four local banking institutions may be used to provide cash advances on distribution contracts with top-tier distributors of films, as well as bridge financing on projects that have approved New York State tax credits but are waiting for the money to arrive. The program also offers favorable loans for equipment, property, capital improvements and lease fit-outs for post-production facilities in Ulster County. Finally, there are local bank account and debit cards available for qualified production companies.
For Film Finance Program details contact the Ulster County Film Office.