Press Releases

2017 Press Releases

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Establishing "Nightlife Mayor"
September 19, 2017

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and The New York Times Announce Spike Lee's Crooklyn Has Won The "One Film, One New York" Contest
September 6, 2017

Mayor de Blasio, Berklee, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Economic Development Corporation, and Berklee Trustee Pete Muller Announce Preservation of Historic Power Station (Avatar) Studios
September 5, 2017

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Announces First Comprehensive Study of NYC's Booming Podcast Industry
August 14, 2017

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Guitar Mash Launch First-Ever City Sponsored Songwriting Contest for Teens, 'My NYC Song'
August 9, 2017

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and The New York Times Launch First Ever "One Film, One New York" Campaign to Get New York City to Unite Around One Film
August 1, 2017

City Announces "Made in NY Post Production Training Program," Connecting New Yorkers with Careers in Growing Film Industry Sector
July 25, 2017

New York Works: NYCEDC and MOME Release Plan for VR/AR Lab, Over 500 New VR/AR Jobs
June 27, 2017

Media and Entertainment Commissioner Menin Announces Results of Pilot for City's Groundbreaking Entertainment Sustainability Program
June 7, 2017

Mayor de Blasio Announces All-Time Record Number of Television Shows Shooting in New York City
June 6, 2017

City Agencies, WGA East Announce Inaugural 'Made In NY Writers Room' Fellows
May 26, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Mayor’s Office Of Media & Entertainment Announce the Return of the Grammy® Awards to New York After a 15-Year Hiatus
May 9, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin Announce June is “New York Music Month”
May 4, 2017

Winners of Citywide Scriptwriting Competition Showcasing Women in Film and Television Announced by Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema
April 19, 2017

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Announces Americanah As Winner of Inaugural "One Book, One New York" Program
March 16, 2017

Mayor de Blasio and Media and Entertainment Commissioner Menin Announce Results of First-Ever Music Industry Economic Impact Study
March 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company & Education At Roundabout In Partnership with IATSE and the City of New York Announce the Launch of Theatrical Workforce Development Program
March 6, 2017

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Buzzfeed Launch "One Book, One New York"
February 1, 2017

2016 Press Releases

NYCEDC and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Announce Plan for VR/AR Lab
December 14, 2016

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in Partnership with the "Made in NY" Media Center by IFP, Announces Recipients of "Made in NY Fellowships" to Support Diversity Among Storytellers and Entrepreneurs
December 5, 2016

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College Launch Citywide Scriptwriting Competition Showcasing Women in Film and Television
November 17, 2016

City Launches Groundbreaking Sustainability Initiative for Film and Television Industry
October 18, 2016

"Made in NY" Media Center by IFP, in Partnership with NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, Announces Return of "Made in NY" Fellowships to Support Diversity Among Storytellers and Entrepreneurs
October 5, 2016

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and The Center for Communication Announce "Made in NY" Talks Fall Line-Up
October 5, 2016

New York City Launches Groundbreaking Series of Initiatives Targeting Underrepresentation Of Women In The Film and Television Industry
September 29, 2016

Statements from Mayor Bill De Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin on the 18 Emmy Wins for Television Shows That Are "Made in NY"
September 20, 2016

City Agencies Join with Writers Guild to Launch "Made in NY Writers Room" Program to Increase Diversity in New York City's Television Writers' Rooms
September 8, 2016

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in Partnership with NYCHA, Major Film Studios and Theater Companies, Announces Free Movie Tickets for Residents of New York City Public Housing
August 31, 2016

#VMAxNYC Contest Launches July 1
June 30, 2016

New York City Announces New Diversity Initiative for Film and Entertainment Industry
June 29, 2016

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Announces $1 Million Grant to CUNY J-School to Support Training for Community and Ethnic Journalists
June 27, 2016

Mayor de Blasio Celebrates 50th Anniversary of City's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting with Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal
June 8, 2016

Surging Television Production in New York City Breaks New Record
May 23, 2016

Mayor de Blasio Expands Free 'Movies Under the Stars' Outdoor Film Series to More Parks Throughout the Five Boroughs
May 3, 2016

MTV Video Music Awards Return to NYC
April 22, 2016

The Center for Communication and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Announce New "Made in NY" Series on Media Career Development
March 2, 2016

"Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program Celebrates 10 Years of Diversifying New York City's Entertainment Industry
February 28, 2016

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Julie Menin Commissioner of Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
February 2, 2016

NYC Media Lab Announces Inaugural Cohort for The Combine: Program for High Potential Media Startups from NYC Universities
January 25, 2016

2015 Press Releases

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Mayor’s Fund Present Community Grants to Support Local Cultural Organizations
April 25, 2015

Made in NY Media Center by IFP, in Partnership with NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment and NYCEDC, Launches Fellowship Program to Support Diversity among Storytellers and Entrepreneurs
August 10, 2015

NYC Department of Small Business Services and the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline Congratulate Summer Graduates of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Internship Program
August 20, 2015

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Made in NY Media Center by IFP Announce Launch of Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants
September 9, 2015

Mayor de Blasio Announces Increased Growth of New York City's Entertainment Industry Brings $8.7 Billion into the Local Economy
October 15, 2015

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Department of Small Business Services Announce Post Production Pathways Program to Strengthen City's Media and Entertainment Workforce
October 20, 2015

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Partnership with the Mayor's Office of Media &Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation Announce New Grants and Fellowships
November 23, 2015

Awards Season Brings Over Five Dozen Nominations for "Made in NY" Television and Film
December 14, 2015