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April 24th, 2013

Newburgh opens first film office, ‘Reel Newburgh, Real Locations’

Artist Keith Nieto, Assemblyman Frank Skartados, Mayor Judy Kennedy, Motorcyclepedia proprietor Ted Doering, Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo, and Mark Gamma, proprietor of Newburgh Actors Studio, cut the ribbon for the Newburgh Film Office on April 5, 2013.

NEWBURGH - The City of Newburgh, birthplace of the silver screen and legendary cowboy star W.S. Hart, opened its first film office, REEL Newburgh, REAL Locations on April 5, 2013 at 250 Lake Street, within the iconic Motorcyclepedia Museum.

Film makers have taken an interest in Newburgh, with its spectacular Hudson Valley locations and diverse architecture. Recent films shot here include "The Return" starring Linda Cardellini, and "The Brass Teapot" with Juno Temple and Michael Angarano. Portions of Paul Newman’s hit "Nobody’s Fool" were set here in 1993.

Now, with the addition of a state-of-the-art sound stage at Umbra Studios on Scobie Drive, the film office seemed a natural next step to draw potential movie-makers to the City of Newburgh.

Assemblyman Frank Skartados said, "I applaud the collaborative effort of REEL Newburgh and the City of Newburgh, in this effort to bring more film production into the region. And I was more than happy to vote for the current NYS Budget which included a 30% tax credit for the costs associated with production and post projection film studios. I can think of no better location to film than Newburgh and the entire Hudson River Valley, and REEL Newburgh will help to bring them here."

"The opening of Reel Newburgh, Real Locations is a great way to reclaim the City’s historical status as the place to film in the Hudson Valley," said Mayor Judy Kennedy. We hope to make it a one-stop-shop to streamline the process for the movie and TV industries."

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