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Surging Television Production in NYC Breaks New Record

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced a record-breaking 52 episodic series filmed in New York City during the 2015-16 television season. This year’s numbers confirm New York City as the premier location for the thriving television production industry - reaching new heights year after year. Read More

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Mayor de Blasio Expands Free 'Movies Under the Stars' Outdoor Film Series

New York City’s outdoor film screening series Movies Under the Stars will bring 300 films to parks in all five boroughs this summer, including many parks that have never hosted movie nights before. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver announced the major expansion of this program, which provides New Yorkers with access to free, family-friendly cultural opportunities. Read More

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Money Monster uses MOME’s New Model to Help Local Businesses

In a Crain’s New York Business article, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin discusses the Agency’s new strategies to encourage film productions to support the local economy. The new film Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster, is among the first to use this new model, which creates a direct contribution to the filming area’s businesses and drives traffic to shops in neighborhoods where film production takes place. Read the Crain's article

MOME releases PSAs on the Small Businesses Benefiting from Filming

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment recently launched a campaign of PSAs featuring small businesses that benefit from film and television production here in New York City. The 30-second videos, which will be released entirely in early June, feature businesses in each of the five boroughs, including: Avid Waste Systems (Bronx), Bridge Cleaners & Tailors (Brooklyn Navy Yard), Café Grumpy (multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn), Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies (Chelsea), LeNoble Lumber (Long Island City) and Melba’s Restaurant & Catering (Morningside Heights/West Harlem).Read More in Crain's New York Business

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Education Opportunity for Media & Entertainment Businesses: Strategic Steps for Growth

Strategic Steps for Growth (SS4G) is an eight-month executive business education program designed for media, entertainment and technology firms that want to grow their businesses. Since 2012, the SS4G Media & Entertainment Industry Program has provided firms with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience through an award-winning curriculum, peer-mentoring sessions, advice from business leaders and experts, and networking opportunities with media professionals. The next class is scheduled to begin in October 2016. Learn more and apply at nyc.gov/strategicsteps. Apply Here

Recent Events

Sheldon Harnick Way

On May 11, MOME Commissioner Julie Menin joined the casts of "She Loves Me" and "Fiddler on the Roof" for the unveiling of "Harnick and Bock Way," celebrating the achievements of legendary Broadway composer Sheldon Harnick and his late writing partner Jerry Bock.

NYC Media

Interested in learning about Central Park’s unique ecosystem? Check out this short video from NYC Media’s Urban Green about the abundance of plant species you can find in the park. Watch More Urban Green

Put On Your Calendar

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Ninja Turtles
Catch the newest TMNT film in theaters starting June 3! The turtles spring into action to battle Shredder (Brian Tee), mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), Rocksteady (Stephen "Sheamus" Farrelly) and the notorious Krang (Fred Armisen).

Stars in the Alley
Friday, June 3
12:30PM - 2:30PM
Shubert Alley (7th Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets)
Join some of the biggest stars from current Broadway musicals at this free outdoor concert, held in the heart of the Theatre District in celebration of the end of the 2015-16 Broadway season.

70th Annual Tony Awards
Don’t miss this legendary award show, celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s Broadway musicals and plays! Watch the live telecast hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden on Sunday, June 12 on CBS.

New "Made in NY" TV productions releasing in May and June:

  • Feed the Beast (May 31, AMC)
  • Braindead (June 13, USA)
  • Orange is the New Black

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