By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011 - 4:52 pm
Last week, we featured a video by New York City food blogger Liza de Guia, who recently visited the northern Catskills to make a two-part mini-documentary about slaughterhouses. This week, we return for a peek at Part II. For anyone who grew up on a farm... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 - 4:08 pm
Tonight at 6:30, parents, teachers, and community members are gathering at Onteora High School to watch and discuss "Race to Nowhere," a provocative recent documentary about overachievement and the culture of American education. From a new blog called... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 - 3:28 pm
Above: A Sundance "Meet the Artist" feature with Vera Farmiga, who directed and starred in the Hudson Valley-filmed Higher Ground, and who's also a part-time Catskills resident. Through the 30th, most of the indie-film world is in Utah for the annual... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 - 10:53 am
If you're sitting on a glorious snowscape up in the hills, and are willing to rent it out in February, you might want to talk to Vicart Entertainment. From the Hudson Valley Film Commission: The film which features 4 actors getting ready for a mountain... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 - 7:26 pm
In Roscoe tomorrow: Flyfishers, filmmakers, and other folks are meeting at Roscoe Central School to watch Gasland and talk about fracking. The event starts at noon, and is open to the public. From an announcement posted on our local-business news channel... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Sep. 18, 2010 - 9:59 am
Lately, upstate New York has been buzzing with film crews, as the industry searches for alternatives to shooting in expensive L.A. and New York City. Jane Fonda on location in Woodstock! Sundance bait in Sullivan County! All this action is undoubtedly... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 - 9:43 am
That's the question the Times Herald-Record's Deborah Medenbach is asking: The film commission talks about bolstering the local supply of set construction workers with some training programs, but two big questions loom: Will there be enough work to make... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 - 2:40 pm
The Catskills region currently has its hands full fighting an invading horde of small green aliens. But an even more deadly battle is brewing: Their bigger, badder black-and-white cousins are lurking downstate, waiting for the opportunity to strike. They'... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 - 11:26 pm
A "Sundance-developed feature film" alliteratively titled "Martha Marcy May Marlene," is casting extras and minor roles tomorrow afternoon, Friday the 20th, at Tennanah Lake in Roscoe. The Catskill Chronicle has details: No experience is required for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010 - 9:45 am
The Hudson Valley Film Commission reports that the indie film Francine, starring Melissa Leo as a just-released prison inmate and currently being shot around Kingston, Marbletown and New Paltz, is looking for a few good pets. Attention Pet Owners: Casting... Read more


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