Sullivan County Catskills: The Next Act
This long-form documentary film is about the revitalization of a part of Sullivan County New York, known as the Catskills. Our “then and now” colorful and illustrative format celebrates the rich history of the region, which has weathered many difficult economic periods, and is now positioned to be reborn again, with a new direction in the arts and culture. These include new businesses, such as a five star wellness spa, farm to table restaurants and hotels, a large resorts casino, and of course highlighting the proven success of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The film includes interviews with various storytellers who share how Sullivan County continues to re-invent itself.
A Film by Four Dogs Media and Kisco Kid Productions
Producers: Grayce-Arlotta-Berner and Peter J. Russo
Writer: Peter J. Russo Editor – Grayce Arlotta-Berner
Panel Discussion: moderated by Sullivan County Historian John Conway.
Grayce- Arlotta-Berner is producer and editor of Next Act, with over 20 years as a documentry television producer and editor.
Peter J. Russo is writer and producer of Next Act
Victor Dadras is a Partner in the NYC firm of Dadras Architects, an architecture and urban design firm specializing in Main Street Revitalization and Redevelopment. For nearly thirty years, their experience has included design and construction, historic preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration, and specifically ALL aspects of Main Street revitalization, in large cities and rural villages throughout New York State. He has lectured nationally on all aspects of Main Street revitalization issues.
Robert Dadras, is a Partner in Dadras Architects, and is a founder of the Liberty Museum & Arts Center in Liberty, NY, for which he has served a President of the Board of Directors for several terms. He is a founder of the annual Sullivan County architectural-historical bus tour and of the Catskills History and Preservation Conference. Robert has lectured nationally on all issues concerning Main Street Revitalization and Economic Development. He is Past President of the New York State Main Street Alliance.
Alan Barrish, is the retired Director of the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY, and was formerly the official historian for the Town of Thompson. He grew up in the Sullivan County resort industry, in which both his parents were employed, and worked in the industry himself for several summers.
Panel Disscussion Moderated by John Conway
Peter J. Russo