The Mayor's office
of media and entertainment
December 2016 updates
MOME, and the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema Launch Citywide Script Competition
MOME and Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema have announced the launch of a citywide scriptwriting contest highlighting stories by, for, or about women in New York City. Two winners will be chosen to have their scripts developed into pilots that will air on NYC Media.
Click here to learn more and apply by January 13.
NYC Economic Development Corporation and MOME Announce Plan for VR/AR Lab
On December 14, NYCEDC and MOME announced plans for a City-supported Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) lab.
Read more in Fortune Magazine.
MOME Receives Gotham Appreciation Award, Gives 'Made in NY' Honors at the 2016 Gotham Awards
On November 28, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and MOME Commissioner Julie Menin accepted the Gotham Appreciation Award at IFP's 2016 Gotham Awards, celebrating the year's best performances in independent cinema. The award was given to MOME in recognition of the agency's 50th anniversary and its legacy of supporting storytelling in New York City. Deputy Mayor Glen and Commissioner Menin then gave "Made in NY" awards to Aziz Ansari, the star, writer and creator of "Made in NY" hit Master of None; and Judith Light, award-winning actress, producer, and activist.
Paley Center STEM to Screen Early-Career Networking Forum in Partnership with MOME
On December 3, MOME partnered with the Paley Center and Verizon to host a forum for local high school students on STEM career paths in media and entertainment. During the half-day session, 175 students heard from stars of "Made in NY" television series about their careers, and then moved into a speed networking session with professionals working on some of New York City's popular television and film productions. The session featured Marvel's "Luke Cage" breakout female lead Simone Missick sharing her journey of perseverance that catapulted her to success and leading roles in multiple Marvel Television productions.
MOME and the 'Made in NY' Media Center by IFP Announce Recipients of "Made in NY Fellowships"
On December 5, MOME Commissioner Julie Menin and the 'Made in NY' Media Center by IFP announced the recipients of the second year of "Made in NY Fellowships," a year-long program to provide expanded resources and opportunities for New Yorkers to bring their media projects to the next level.
Read more in Filmmaker Magazine.
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Put On Your Calendar
New "Made in NY" TV productions releasing in January:
Sesame Street (January 7, HBO) Sneaky Pete (January 13, Sneaky Pete) Homeland (January 15, Showtime) Z: The Beginning of Everything (January 27, Amazon Prime)
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