"Made in NY" Media Summit

"Made in NY" Media Summit


On Thursday, May 10th, the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) will be hosting the first-ever "Made in NY" Media Summit in Harlem. The Media Summit is an opportunity for New Yorkers and area residents to connect with entertainment industry professionals and engage with thought leaders during a free day of programs co-produced by MOME and Harlem-based cultural and media organizations. Held at the National Black Theatre, the day-long Media Summit will feature industry talks and a resource fair for New Yorkers interested in the media and entertainment industry. Please RSVP here.

The Media Summit program is as follows:

 

Industry Summit
National Black Theatre, 2031-33 5th Avenue
9 – 9:10 am: Welcome Remarks
9:10 – 10:00 am: Sound Tracks in Music (in partnership with National Jazz Museum in Harlem) – Music industry executives and artists will discuss new modes of distribution and promotion and how to navigate the changing technological landscape for music creation and distribution. Panelists include:
  • Nelson George (Moderator) – Cultural critic, author, filmmaker
  • Cynthia Johnson – Vice President of Urban Promotion, Columbia Records/Sony Music Group
  • Jennifer Justice – VP, Corporate Development, Superfly, former attorney to Jay-Z
  • Ryan Maloney – Director of Program and Education, National Jazz Museum in Harlem
  • Ken Spellman – Founder, The Broadcast Academy, Inc.
10 – 10:50 am: Sound Tracks in Music II (in partnership with National Jazz Museum in Harlem) – Music industry executives and artists will discuss the music industry as it relates to the TV/film industry in NYC. Panelists include:
  • Loren Schoenberg (Moderator) – Founding Director and Senior Scholar, National Jazz Museum in Harlem
  • Angela Yee – Radio personality, co-host of "The Breakfast Club"
  • Mitch Frohman – Award-Winning Saxophonist/Flutist
  • Claude Mitchell – Senior Music Director, ESPN
  • Bill Stephney – CEO of OvrDo Media, Universal Hip Hop Museum Founding Board Member
11 – 11:50 am: "Harlem World" I: Harlem In Theory (in partnership with The City College of New York, Dept. of Media and Communication Arts) – Media scholars and content creators discuss the role of Harlem as a character in NYC-based film/TV/music and in the cultural imaginary. Panelists include:
  • Prof. Michael Gillespie (Moderator) – Dept. of Media Communication Arts, The City College of New York
  • Prof. Jamal Joseph – Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts / Executive Artistic Director, IMPACT Repertory Theatre
  • Shola Lynch – Curator of Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division, Schomburg Center
  • Prof. Paula Massood – Dept. of Film and Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College
11:50 am – 12:40 pm: "Harlem World" II: Harlem On Screen (in partnership with Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF)) Industry thought leaders, academics, and cultural critics screen clips from TV/film projects based in or featuring Harlem and discuss their cultural resonance. Panelists include:
  • Shola LynchModerator
  • Warrington Hudlin – President, Black Filmmaker Foundation (BFF)
  • Neema Barnette – Founder, Harlem Girl Production Corporation
  • Nelson George – Cultural critic, author, filmmaker
  • Prof. Jamal Joseph – Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts / Executive Artistic Director, IMPACT Repertory Theatre
  • Sade Lythcott – CEO, National Black Theatre
12 – 2 pm: Lunch (catered by FreshDirect) and "Made in NY" Resource Fair
2 – 3:30 pm: "Made in NY" Screenwriters' Showcase (in partnership with Urbanworld Film Festival, WGA-East and The Black List) –Screenwriting showcase presenting table reads of screenplay and television pilot excerpts from select emerging screenwriters and discussion. Sponsored by the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) and featuring Master of Ceremonies, Caleeb Pinkett.
  • THE DESTINATION – Written by Ashley Nicole Black (Starring: Ashley Nicole Black, Alysia Reiner, Jonathan Brody, Carey Van Driest, Alphonso Walker, Ryan Haddad, Patrick Riley, James Arthur Martin, Linda Vega, Tarik Davis, Wilna Castillo, Stephen Hill)
  • THE DESCENT – Written by Varun Bhuchar (Starring: Max Samuels, Damond McFarland, Jaleesa Capri, Samantha Debicki, David Lamberton, Sean Brown, Renee Smith, Stephen Hill )
  • THE PROMISE KEEPER – Written by Jerry Lamothe (Starring: Jamie Hector, Dorian Missick, Pascale Armand, Jerry LaMothe, Natalie Paul, Hisham Tawfiq, Michael Chenevert, Jaime Lincoln Smith, S. Epatha Merkerson)
3:30 – 4 pm: Break
4 – 5 pm: "How to Shoot in NYC" – Content creators, film finance experts, local elected officials and MOME staff discuss how to navigate the various elements required to shoot a project in NYC and the economic and social impact of film production activity in Harlem. Panelists include:
  • Julie Menin (Moderator) – Commissioner, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Ezra Edelman – Filmmaker
  • Hon. Brian Benjamin – NY State Senator, 30th Senate District
  • Annette E Alvarez – Co-Owner, Multi-Ethnic Talent
  • Neema Barnette – Founder, Harlem Girl Production Corp.
  • John Hadity – Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions
5 pm – Closing Remarks

 

Please RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you on May 10th!

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