Hudson Valley moviemaking generates over $60 million in direct spending

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An HBO series being filmed in Poughkeepsie in 2019.

KINGSTON – Filmmaking in the Hudson Valley so far this year has broken the record for the entire year of 2021. That translates to $60 million in direct spending and another $50 million in indirect spending, according to the Hudson Valley Film Commission.

Board member Laurent Rejto noted the film industry is an important economic generator for the region.

“So far this year we have had 372 production days at 174 locations that created 722 local crew jobs, 3,000 actors and background extras were hired, and rental rooms, which we are still tabulating for the third quarter, is up to 44,000 room nights,” he said.

Films shot in the region use both union and non-union actors, officials said.