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THE CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION AND THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE NEW “MADE IN NEW YORK” SERIES ON MEDIA CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Programs Will Feature Representatives from Google, VICE, Showtime, Vox, and Hearst

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March 2, 2016 - The Center for Communication and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announce a partnership to produce career education panels for students seeking jobs in media and tech. The “Made in NY Talks” will feature leading industry executives and creators, who will provide insight into the inner workings of the media business and invaluable perspective on the rapidly evolving media and tech landscape.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Center for Communication to increase the opportunity for more New Yorkers to learn about careers in film and television," said MOME Commissioner Julie Menin. "This year’s slate of panels showcases some of the talented leaders driving new content and job opportunities in New York City’s media and entertainment industry."

The partnership advances the goals of the Center for Communication and MOME to foster inclusivity in the industry and build a diverse, skilled workforce that will help further strengthen the city’s thriving media and tech sectors. Admission is free for all students and faculty with an ID. Attendees can register at centerforcommunication.org. The Made in NY Talks will be recorded and available for viewing on the Center’s website and distributed on NYC Media, the official TV and radio network of New York City.

The series will include six panels in 2016, the first three of which are as follows:

Tonight! Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
SCREENING AND CONVERSATION: BILLIONS
SVA Theatre
333 W. 23rd Street

BILLIONS is Showtime’s new complex Wall Street drama about a shrewd U.S. Attorney and a brilliant hedge fund king use their smarts and power out maneuver the other. Hear from the timely show’s co-executive producer Willie Reale and writer Wes Jones discuss filming in New York City and creating this timely, provocative hit series. Moderator: J. Max Robins, Executive Director, Center for Communications.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
MEDIA+TECH: WHERE THE JOBS ARE
The School of Media Studies at The New School, Theresa Lang Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

Leading recruiters from some of the hottest operations in the business discuss the exciting opportunities available in the booming media and tech sector and share insight on the do’s and don’ts of the job search. Brush up on the skills you need to land a position in this dynamic field. Hear from Nancy Ashbrooke, Vice President, Global Human Resources, VICE; Nina Temple, Global Staffing Lead, Google; Joe Farrell, Director, Human Resources, Hearst Magazines; and Alexis Juneja, VP, People and Culture, Vox Media. Moderator: Adrian Granzella Larssen, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Muse.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, TIME TBA
WRITING FOR LATE NIGHT
St. Francis College, Founders Hall
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights

In an election year, we’re reminded how much we look to comedy and late-night television to provide perspective and give voice to frustrations and absurdities of the political process. And although John Oliver says that his show is “not journalism, it's comedy—it's comedy first, and it's comedy second,” he sheds light on injustices and corruption on a weekly basis in thoroughly researched and fact-checked segments. Late night writers discuss their impact on politics and the national conversation in this election year. Panel to be announced.