“Our role [at the Orange County Film Office] is really two fold. We’re here as a liaison for the film industry with the government agencies in Orange County. We’re also working with local government and businesses to establish an infrastructure in the county, setting up contacts within the municipalities and streamlining paperwork, so it’s easy for filmmakers to come here and do business.”
-Dawn Ansbro, Executive Director
The Orange County Film Office is managed by the Orange County Arts Council and funded by Orange County Industrial Development Agency. Orange County is one of the most beautiful counties in New York. Approximately 60 miles north of New York City, Orange County offers everything from urban landscapes, historic architecture, beautiful farmland, rolling hills, picturesque villages, tranquil lakes, quaint main streets, the majestic Hudson River on our eastern border, and the beautiful Delaware River on our western border. In addition to scenic locations, we have properties across the county such as empty school buildings, office buildings, old psychiatric centers, and former camps – all waiting to be featured in YOUR next film.
Orange County is situated at the intersection of three significant interstates – the NYS Thruway, Route 17, and Route 84. Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, as well as the smaller Orange County Airport, both allow for easy access by air, and Metro North Railroad and NJ Transit provide train access.
Orange County is also home to two state-of-the art sound stages, Michelson Studio in Middletown and Umbra of New burgh. Making use of either of these qualified sound stages will allow production companies to take advantage of New York’s generous 40% tax credit, while giving them access to some of the best locations the state has to offer.
We are easy to get to, easy to work with, and we make it easy to find great locations!
Orange County… the friendliest place to film in all of New York State!