Film Albany

Film Albany Film Albany is all about saving you time and money. Handling every stage of your motion picture, commercial, TV filming in Albany, NY and the Capital District!
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Location, Location, Location... Albany, NY is accessibly situated within a less than three hour drive to its surrounding big cities: NYC, Boston, or Montreal. We have settings and streets that mimic Manhattan, the Bronx, Washington, DC, and European cities of today or of 100 years ago. Our services are completely complimentary!

Thanks @Fred Coffey
04/26/2020

Thanks @Fred Coffey

European Film Commission - everyone is anxious to get back to work from all over the world!
04/24/2020

European Film Commission - everyone is anxious to get back to work from all over the world!

A message from the #EUFCN Board: we keep supporting the European film industry and culture, we’ll be soon start filming Europe again. Together we are stronger!⠀🌟

Some good updates to share.....Film Albany will be partnering with Stockade Works for some on-line programming...this wi...
04/24/2020

Some good updates to share.....Film Albany will be partnering with Stockade Works for some on-line programming...this will be mid-May....more details to follow....Film Albany will be on a conference call this afternoon regarding film production - how do we get back up and running as we move forward...this will be done in conjunction with the New York Production Alliance...
#weareallinthistogether

A great resource, join in and find out more!!
04/24/2020

A great resource, join in and find out more!!

Join us Tuesday, 3pm April 28th special guest Jess Fuselier, Sundance CO//AB. She'll take us through this amazing new FREE resource for actors, screenwriters, filmmakers of shorts, documentaries, features. Register on Zoom: http://www.cinemaexchange.org/

It is all about economics.https://variety.com/2020/film/news/box-office-coronavirus-blockbuster-movies-1234587367/?utm_m...
04/23/2020
Coronavirus Fallout May Redefine the Types of Movies That Play in Theaters

It is all about economics.
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/box-office-coronavirus-blockbuster-movies-1234587367/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=boxofficealert&utm_content=202704_04-23-2020_headline&utm_term=278693

Movie theaters face an uncertain path ahead, but there’s a growing consensus that the theatrical distribution landscape will be forever changed once it’s safe for people to go to cinema…

Film Albany
04/20/2020

Film Albany

What would make you feel safe when returning to film work?Please share....https://deadline.com/2020/04/how-hollywood-reo...
04/20/2020
Reopening Hollywood: From Insurance To Testing, Crowd Scenes & Craft Services, Here Are The Pandemic Problems Studios Are Trying To Solve Before The Re-Start

What would make you feel safe when returning to film work?
Please share....
https://deadline.com/2020/04/how-hollywood-reopens-coronavirus-shutdown-production-insurance-actors-crews-1202908471/

Editor’s Note: As Deadline continues its Coping With COVID-19 Crisis series on the struggles of people in the entertainment industry impacted by the coronavirus-related shutdowns and layoffs,…

04/20/2020
QuaranTeam S1 EP1 Water Cooler (Zoom Comedy)

Greg Aidala knows how to keep us laughing!

NEW COMEDY SERIES PROMO! We're launching a new office comedy series based on an advertising agency who's stuck working from home. It's called "QuaranTeam". (*Link to episodes below.) I'm happy to be co-directing, co-producing and acting in this series. We have a super talented crew and cast!

The show is full of quick, bite-sized episodes that I think you'll really enjoy...and perhaps relate to. Check out full episodes by clicking the link below. Enjoy!

LINK TO EPISODES: https://lnkd.in/e3q8RdS

*More episodes coming next week!

#quaranteam #zoomrooms #zoommeetings #zoomcall #zoombombing #officelife #workathome #comedyshow #workfromhome #socialdistancing #jokes #satire #laughter @Bobbychase

QuaranTeam is an office comedy that follows the advertising agency of Bork & Hitchens as they work from home through Zoom conferencing. QuaranTeam S2.EP.1 Wa...

Nice!!
04/19/2020
Hudson-Chatham Winery

Nice!!

Here’s the original founding of the winery in the documentary that premiered at the Chatham Farm Film Fest. Enjoy!

Architecture and Design Film Festival
04/19/2020

Architecture and Design Film Festival

Beyond educating & inspiring viewers about the power of design, #ADFilmFest has always been about community. To help us stay connected during this time, we are excited to launch ADFF:Online from April 16-19. Each night, we will stream one film (first at 8pm EST + again at 8pm PST), followed by Q&As with the film directors. Purchase your $0.99 ticket today to join the conversation in this new digital venue!

- April 16 – The Human Shelter + Q&A w/ director Boris Bertram

- April 17 – Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place + Q&A w/ director Catherine Hunter

- April 18 – James Hubbell - Between Heaven and Earth + Q&A w/ director Marianne Gerdes

- April 19 – City Dreamers + Q&A w/ director Joseph Hillel

Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy
04/16/2020
Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy

Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy

The Cap Region Creatives in Quarantine Gallery is a collection of photos and works developed by creatives across the Capital Region during this time of isolation.

We believe that inspiration and vision are as contagious as the virus, so in that spirit, let’s admire the creations of our fellow locals!

Did you create something you'd like to submit? Email Gabby Fisher, ACE Consultant, [email protected]!

04/16/2020
Ron Howard

I had the privilege of attending a session at the PGA conference in November that he was at....a most wonderful man.

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard deconstructs his process for storytelling, working with actors, and blocking scenes.

What do you think?https://deadline.com/2020/04/how-hollywood-reopens-coronavirus-shutdown-production-insurance-actors-cr...
04/16/2020
Reopening Hollywood: From Insurance To Testing, Crowd Scenes & Craft Services, Here Are The Pandemic Problems Studios Are Trying To Solve Before The Re-Start

What do you think?

https://deadline.com/2020/04/how-hollywood-reopens-coronavirus-shutdown-production-insurance-actors-crews-1202908471/

Editor’s Note: As Deadline continues its Coping With COVID-19 Crisis series on the struggles of people in the entertainment industry impacted by the coronavirus-related shutdowns and layoffs,…

A great webinar just now with Stockade Works (thanks Mary Stuart, Beth, Marie) and industry participants - some quick bu...
04/15/2020
Film

A great webinar just now with Stockade Works (thanks Mary Stuart, Beth, Marie) and industry participants - some quick bullet points -
Everyone is in the same situation - everyone is home
Lots of post production being done remotely; editing and finishing up projects.
Huge demand for Netflix right now with everyone being home.
How do we get back into sharing stories?
How do we shoot and keep crews safe? New guidelines?
Let's keep the creative community united.
Excellent discussion -
Stay tuned in moving forward with Film Albany doing collaborative programming with Stockade Works.
#strengthinnumbers
#allinthistogether

www.filmalbany.com

Information on Film Albany

Cannes to be rescheduledhttps://variety.com/2020/film/news/cannes-film-festival-canceled-coronavirus-1203531633/?utm_med...
04/15/2020
Cannes Film Festival Won’t Take Place in June, but Continues to Explore Options

Cannes to be rescheduled

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/cannes-film-festival-canceled-coronavirus-1203531633/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=filmnews&utm_content=201023_04-14-2020_cannes-film-festival-won%27t-take-pla&utm_term=278693

The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020. “Following the French Presi…

04/14/2020
Bully Goat Productions

For Immediate Release: COVID-518 film now accepting video submissions.

Bully Goat Productions presents:
COVID-518
Upstate New York vs. The Coronavirus
A documentary film by Jason Irwin.

Tell your story!
Submissions
We will be taking initial submissions starting 4/14/20-4/30/20.
Please submit here:
facebook.com/bullygoatproductions

Who we are looking for:
People who live in the 518 Upstate NY area code, and:
People that have recovered from COVID-19.
Families/friends of people with or who have had COVID-19.
Professionals with COVID-19 experiences…doctors, lawyers, political figures, law enforcement, media, etc.
Healthcare workers, essential workers AND non-essential workers.
Anyone affected by COVID-19in ANY way.
Anyone that has footage relevant to COVID-19 in the 518 they wish to share.
You must be 18+ to submit. You may submit on behalf of a child if you are a parent or legal guardian.

Submission requirements:

Email [email protected]

Please include “COVID-518” as your subject.

Please include the following information (information will only be used for this film and contacting you regarding this film. No information will be shared.)



Full name:

City/state:

Age:

Occupation:

Description of why you should have your story featured (brief…a few sentences to a paragraph.)

Do you have the means and knowledge to video record yourself from a phone or computer, video camera, etc?

Additional contact means (other than email) Recommended, not required

If selected, you will be notified and sent a few customized questions to answer and instructions on how to best record the answers and upload your video to us. You MAY contact at any time with any questions, suggestions or problems with the process.

Thank you,
Bully Goat Productions
www.facebook.com/bullygoatproductions

Entertainment and media production company spearheaded by Jason Irwin...newspaper columnist, radio show host multimedia producer and entertainer from upstate NY.

04/13/2020

I bet some folks in our Film Albany world have some cool stories...
CALL FOR WRITING SUBMISSIONS!

We're seeking first-person writing that documents what life is like during this extraordinary time: the disruption, the joy, the boredom, the homemade meals, the anxiety. Journal entries. Letters to dead relatives. Manifestos. Cries in the dark. Homilies. Every scrap of it. We want to tell the stories of real people—a snapshot of what it's like to live during this extraordinary time.

Submission details:
Word count: 250-750
Deadline: Thursday, April 16
Email to: [email protected].

Be safe folks!
04/13/2020

Be safe folks!

The crew at Filmworks is currently 100% work-from-home. We thought we'd do some questions to find out more about our new WFH style!
First up - Nicole Stachnick

1. Where is your favorite WFM setup? In the dining room. My husband and I sit across from one another and make corny office jokes!

2. WFH drink of choice? Iced americano! In the afternoon, it's hard to not want a beer, so I've been drinking an americano spritz - it feels like a cocktail, but it has no alcohol and you get a boost of energy.

3. Best thing about WFH? I have been taking better care of my house plants because I'm home all day. They're even blooming!

4. Worst thing about WFH? I miss doing shoots. Not being able to do any drone or interviews has been a bummer.

A very nice opportunity.https://www.bafta.org/bafta-connects?wssl=1
04/13/2020
BAFTA Connects

A very nice opportunity.

https://www.bafta.org/bafta-connects?wssl=1

BAFTA is celebrating International Women's Day with BAFTA Connects, a unique new opportunity for women to get amazing advice from leading female figures in the film, games and television industries.

Wanted to share w our film community https://filmmakermagazine.com/109543-new-york-state-film-tax-incentive-trimmed-many...
04/11/2020
New York State Film Tax Incentive Renewed But Trimmed; Many Lower-Budget NYC Independent Films No Longer Eligible | Filmmaker Magazine

Wanted to share w our film community

https://filmmakermagazine.com/109543-new-york-state-film-tax-incentive-trimmed-many-lower-budget-independent-films-will-no-longer-be-eligible/?fbclid=IwAR2H-tK4nHkfQmKmJ5mciHJ65SllUXq056gOsmTz_QljH4IYXHPuBa4lDtU#.XpEXsy85RR3

The New York State film tax credit was reduced from 30% to 25% and qualification requirements made tougher in budget legislation signed last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Alarmingly for filmmakers shooting low-budget in New York City, new rules make pictures budgeted in the six figures ineligible f...

No big surprise here....https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/harvey-weinstein-additional-sex-assault-count-1234577312/?utm_...
04/11/2020
Harvey Weinstein Charged With Additional Sexual Assault Count

No big surprise here....

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/harvey-weinstein-additional-sex-assault-count-1234577312/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=filmnews&utm_content=200556_04-10-2020_harvey-weinstein-charged-with-addit&utm_term=278693

Los Angeles prosecutors on Friday filed a new charge against Harvey Weinstein, stemming from an alleged assault at a Beverly Hills hotel room in 2010. Weinstein is already awaiting extradition to L…

Theatre Institute at Sage
04/11/2020

Theatre Institute at Sage

http://www.cinemaexchange.org/check-the-gate/This Thursday, April 16
04/11/2020
Check The Gate – cinemaexchange.org

http://www.cinemaexchange.org/check-the-gate/
This Thursday, April 16

Check The Gate Check The Gate is moderated by the Founding Director of the Northeast Filmmakers Lab, Mike Camoin and co-produced by Eric Vollweiler with special thanks to our sponsors. Contact Eric if you’d like to sponsor our weekly program. If you find a program helpful and can afford, make a do...

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Location, Location, Location... Albany, NY is accessibly situated within a less than three hour drive to its surrounding big cities: NYC, Boston, or Montreal. We have settings and streets that mimic Manhattan, the Bronx, Washington, DC, and European cities of today or of 100 years ago. We will save you money and our services are completely complimentary!


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Because of the current situation with Covid-19. Wendy and I would like to show our appreciation to all personnel fighting on the front line, Dr.s, Nurses, Police and Fire Departments and everyone heeding the STAY AT HOME advice. I have removed the cost of streaming my film Crocodylus on Vimeo on Demand and for those who don't have Prime. Please click the link and you will be able to stream it FREE from your smart TV and other internet options you have. Enjoy the film and stay safe. Together we can beat this. Please click the link:
Under Governor Cuomo's proposed budget, SAG ULB films will no longer quallify for the NYS Film Production Tax Credit.
Does this region do 48 Hour Film?
In search of crew able to work local in Syracuse, NY for a Tier 0 film. The dates are starting 1/9 or 1/14 depending on the position, through Feb 1. Looking for a NU 2nd AD, Makeup, 2nd AC, and set & office PAs. Rates vary depending on position and available by email. Please send resume and availability to [email protected].
New year's resolution. To meet more creatives, work with new film directors and actors of all ages, work for more local projects, whatever budget it might be. I would love to help people see there dreams come to life.
I just came across this page, and it’s a breath of fresh air finding like-minded individuals who love to see the representation of women and smaller film creators in the industry. The cinema industry has been established for so long and it makes it hard for women, documentaries and independent films to be widely reached and respected at times. Pages like this keep the intrigue alive! I’m always on the lookout to discover new independent films, especially those who it is evident that put forth so much hard work and dedication into creating it, while still representing a wide variety in cast and crew. I recently watched an independent film on VOD called Empathy Inc, and I would definitely say it did that! It was a horror/sci-fi following the lives of a married couple after a financial loss, recounting the events that take place after the husband Joel falls into the trap of extreme virtual reality. Shot completely in black and white, you witness Joel’s personal struggle along with the couple’s marital struggle as they try to regain their common ground and sanity! This film was one of the best I’ve personally seen in a while, and perfect for Halloween as well! The trailer is on Amazon or YouTube if you want to see for yourself!
CASTING FOR 10/31-11/2, UTICA AREA Comedic short film needs actors! Please email me headshot/recent photo and resume to lis[email protected] for sides. Deferred pay - SAG. See below: ANGELO, lead, 16-20yrs old, male, latino/asian, should be thin and have strong comedic chops SECURITY GUARD, 35+, male, all ethnicities, short comedic scene, if you have a uniform already, AMAZING, even better. Non-speaking role. DANCING MAN, 40s+, male, all ethnicities, man is drunk on Halloween and dancing in a parking lot. Should be comfortable dancing in boxers or with an open-button down shirt POLICE CHIEF, voice-over, 30s+, should sound authoritative, have strong comedic chops. Voice-over, but will want on set for one-day.
Doc needs to film a short scene with a 1965-75 black Ford sedan. Pristine condition. Simple drive-by on a quiet road. No stunts. Probably for an hour tor two. $ of course. norman(at)loosewire(dot)film (cross post)
HBG Casting is Seeking NonUnion Actors for a Medicare Video Filming in Albany NY. Filming Date: September 24th Location: Albany NY. MUST be able to self report by car. Rate: $300 for non-speaking Men & Women: 50 to 75 years old. Friendly and Relatable. All ethnicities. Please fill out this form if you fit the type & wish to be considered. https://forms.gle/u2QyD8sCZKwQ8QiZ7 Thank you so much!! . . . #PAID #FILMALBANY #Albany #CASTINGCALL
When I was on the set with Big Dogs Tv series
Harriman Campus Albany NY perfect location to stage second unit production car chases etc. Easily controlled access, ample parking for production equipment and craft services