the office of film, theatre and broadcasting

June 2015

Establishing Shot

websiteNYC Celebrates 'Late Show with David Letterman' Day

New York City said a fond farewell to the Late Show with David Letterman as the series ended its 22-year run on CBS, by declaring May 20th Late Show with David Letterman Day in the City of New York.

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websiteMayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Mayor's Fund Present Community Grants to Support Local Cultural Organizations

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, in partnership with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, have announced that El Puente, Socrates Sculpture Park, and Urban Arts Partnership have been selected to receive "Made in NY" community grants provided by the Theatrical Teamsters. As part of their commitment to New York City, the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 has donated three $50,000 grants to support community enrichment in local neighborhoods in New York City.

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websiteNew Yorkers Start Their Careers in the Film and TV Production Industry

In recent weeks, the "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program has welcomed 33 New Yorkers to its ranks of graduates, who are ready to start their careers in the film and television industry.

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New York City Credits

New and Returning "Made in NY" Shows to Premiere in June

As June begins, new and returning "Made in NY" series head to the small screen.

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websiteBroadway Round-Up: Outdoor Concert, Record-breaking Season, and New Shows

In the run-up to the Tony Awards, some of the brightest stars on Broadway were on hand for Stars in the Alley, a special outdoor concert which took place in Shubert Alley in the heart of the theatre district on May 27.

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website"Made in NY" Marketing Credit is 'Hungry' in June

Chefs, hackers, and a young couple are featured in the TV series and film showcased by the "Made in NY" Marketing Credit this month.

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"Made in NY" Vendors Get 'Technical'

The list of participating "Made in NY" Discount Card Vendors continues to grow: Hyatt Union Square New York; Big Eyes Entertainment; Hornblower Cruises & Events; Sets & Effects; TRYP by Wyndham New York Times Square; Side Door Pictures; Dusty Rose Vintage Inc.; The Marmara Park Avenue; The Marmara Manhattan; WestHouse Hotel New York; Americano Hotel; Technical Operations, Inc.; and PRG Post. These local businesses, and more than 1,200 others, provide discounts off their goods and services to production filming on location in New York City.

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Film Festivals Showcase Multicultural Perspectives

Local film festivals, speaking series, and call for submissions abound in June.

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Reel New Yorkers


"Made in NY" PA of the Month: Willie Westone

A Jackson Heights native, Willie Westone knew he wanted to work in the television/movie industry ever since he was a teenager.

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Industry Star: Baayork Lee

On April 16, Commissioner Cynthia L?pez presented a proclamation on behalf of Mayor de Blasio, declaring April 16, 2015, as A Chorus Line Day in New York City, in honor of the show's 40th anniversary at the Public Theater. Director/choreographer Baayork Lee was an original cast member of A Chorus Line when it debuted in 1975, and discusses her ongoing career in the theatre today.

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Got Culture?


From Dance Performances to Visual Arts, Seniors Explore Their Artistic Side with SPARC

SPARC: Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide is a City program that places artists-in-residence at senior centers across New York City. Each of these residencies - which engage participants in a wide range of artistic disciplines and activities - culminates in a public program that displays or exhibits the work each group has produced throughout the course of the residency.

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