The Mayor's office
of media and entertainment
July/August 2017 updates
VOTE FOR #ONEFILMNY!
On August 1, in partnership with The New York Times, MOME launched One Film, One New York, a new citywide campaign to get everyone in New York to turn out on one special night to watch the same film at the same time. And what's even better – New Yorkers get to pick which film they want to see! The five films in contention were all shot on the streets of NYC, reflecting our diversity and the sounds of the city.
To vote for the movie you want all New Yorkers to watch together, and to see a full list of public parks and movie theaters in all five boroughs where the winning film will be screened for free on September 13, visit NYC.gov/OneFilm.
MOME RELEASES FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF NYC's PODCASTING INDUSTRY
Commissioner Julie Menin recently announced the release of "New York City, The Podcasting Capital," a new study establishing NYC as the epicenter of the burgeoning podcast industry. A deep talent pool, along with the density of advertising companies, technology firms, and digital media organizations, have all helped solidify New York's primacy in the fast-growing sector.
Read more in the Wall Street Journal.
NYU TANDON SELECTED TO RUN FIRST-EVER PUBLICLY-FUNDED VR/AR LAB IN THE COUNTRY
MOME and the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) recently announced the selection of NYU Tandon School of Engineering to develop and operate a hub for virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard with a workforce development center at CUNY Lehman College in the Bronx. The lab will directly create over 500 jobs over the next ten years, and further position New York City as a global leader in the VR/AR industry. The lab will be the first publicly-funded VR/AR facility in the country to support startups, talent development, and research and innovation.
Learn more in Crain's New York Business.
MOME and Guitar Mash announced the launch of the #MyNYCSong contest, giving young New York musicians a chance to show off their creativity, talent, and love for their hometown. Teen songwriters are invited to submit an original song about or inspired by any aspect of New York City that influences them, accompanied by a guitar or ukulele. Full contest details are available at guitarmash.org/mynycsongcontest.
Watch an ABC 7 piece about the #MySongNYC contest.
For the Summer 2017 season of Broadway in the Boros, nearly 2,000 people came out for performances from current hit Broadway shows by actual cast members. The audiences were filled with children and families from the neighborhoods near the venue and included many people who had never seen a Broadway show before. Sprinkled in were superfans and tourists willing to travel to another borough for a chance to see their favorite actor or enjoy the rare opportunity to witness Broadway talent up close.
Watch a NY1 segment about this year's Broadway in the Boros performance on Staten Island.
Welcome to Klarissa Jackson, the newest member of the Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program team! Born and raised in Washington Heights, Klarissa graduated from SUNY Oneonta, where she honed in on her passion for media arts. She first learned about the PA Training Program as an intern on a film set, where two of the PAs were alumni of the program and sang its praises to her. Soon after, she applied to the program and was accepted. Since graduating from the Made in NY PA program as a member of Cycle 23 in 2011, Klarissa has had consistent work on productions throughout the entertainment industry - from music videos to commercials and indie feature films. As the program's training coordinator, Klarissa will teach trainees the ins and outs of different roles on set, and arrange internship placement for each of the trainees at the conclusion of the program. Welcome aboard, Klarissa!
Learn more about the Made in NY PA Training program.
Returning to its iconic location in DUMBO's Brooklyn Bridge Park September 13-17 and 21-24, Photoville will once again create an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries. The 2017 festival will present five nights of programming, numerous workshops, and panel discussions. We are also proud to present an education day for NYC middle and high school students. Get all the details.
New York Film Festival
The 55th annual New York Film Festival (NYFF) returns to Lincoln Center September 28 through October 15, showcasing cinematic excellence from around the world. MOME is a proud supporter of the festival, which highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as new talent. MOME will specifically be sponsoring the New York Shorts program. NYFF tickets will go on sale Sunday, September 11.
Click here to learn more.
New "Made in NY" TV productions releasing soon:
The Defenders, Season 1 (August 18, Netflix) The Tick, Season 1 (August 25, Amazon) The Deuce, Season 1 (September 10, HBO) Broad City, Season 4 (September 13, Comedy Central) Gotham, Season 4 (September 21, FOX) The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Season 1 (September 25, Comedy Central) Bull, Season 2 (September 26, CBS) The Blacklist, Season 5 (September 27, NBC) Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 19 (September 27, NBC)
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