THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
JUNE 2019 UPDATES
'STONEWALL UPRISING' TO SCREEN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK ARCH IN HONOR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BIRTH OF GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT ON JUNE 26
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and American Experience Films/PBS are bringing you a special screening of Stonewall Uprising as part of MOME and NYC Park's "Movies Under the Star" series. This outdoor screening on June 26 at 8:30 PM at the Washington Square Arch commemorates the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in celebration of WorldPride month. Media and Entertainment Commissioner Anne del Castillo and filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner will be in attendance.
The event will be accessible to people using wheelchairs. Contact (212) 360-1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding accessibility.
Find out more here.
The 4th annual "Broadway in the Boros" (BITB) series, featuring free noonday performances by cast members and musicians from hit Broadway musicals, kicked off on Friday, June 7 in Brooklyn. The popular showcase featured Tony award-winning show Hadestown and the hit musical Mean Girls on the outdoor stage at Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. About 600 people attended, some superfans singing along.
The next BITB performance will take place on June 28 at 12:00 noon in Jackson Heights, Queens, featuring performances from Broadway cast members and musicians of the seven-time Tony-nominated LGBTQ hit The Prom in celebration of WorldPride; as well as Tony-nominee Be More Chill.
In July, "Broadway in the Boros" performances come to Co-Op City in The Bronx and Empire Outlets in St. George Ferry Station in Staten Island. The hit shows Wicked and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will be featured in The Bronx on July 12, with hot new show Beetlejuice and perennial hit Chicago on tap for Staten Island on July 26.
For more information on upcoming performances, please visit MOME's website.
Media and Entertainment Commissioner Anne del Castillo announced $500,000 has been allocated for grants to locally-made musical recording projects that are made by, for, or about all who identify as women, at New York Music Month's "Innovation at the Intersection of Music + Tech" conference at NYU Steinhardt on June 4. The music category has been added to what was previously named the 'Made in NY' Women's Film, TV and Theatre Fund.
MOME has launched this grant program in order to promote more gender equity in the music industry. A recent report from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examining 700 popular songs from the Hot 100 year-end Billboard Charts and Grammy nominations found that from 2012-2018, only 10% of Grammy nominees, 22% of artists, 12% of songwriters and 2% of producers were female.
Applicants can apply here starting July 10, and winners will be announced March 2020. To sign up for updates on the Women's Fund, please visit MOME's website. You can use hashtag #NYCWomensFund to participate in the conversation.
The Women's Fund is a $5 million, three-year program funded by MOME and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). To date, $1.5 million in finishing grants have been awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects.
Read more about the music grants in Billboard.
As part of New York Music Month (NYMM), the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and NY is Music announced the launch of CityFM, a new, original radio show about New York City's music scene, produced by co-sign and Raspberry Jones. Launched June 7, CityFM airs Fridays at 12pm EST on WNYE - 91.5 FM through August 27.
CityFM explores NYC's music culture, emerging artists and trends, and upcoming events through the lens of what's happening around the city in Summer 2019, with the aim of creating a magazine-style radio show. Upcoming themes include "DIY" and "Freedom". After airing, each segment will also be available for streaming on Mixcloud here.
The full list of events and activities for NYMM 2019
is available at NYMusicMonth.nyc.
NYC's OFFICE OF NIGHTLIFE HOSTS LGBTQIA+ PANEL TO CELEBRATE WORLDPRIDE
The Office of Nightlife at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment hosted "The State of LGBTQIA+ Nightlife Scene & Community in NYC: A Special Pre-Pride Panel Discussion about the Past, Present, and Future," a pre-Pride celebration with prominent voices from New York City's LGBTQIA+ nightlife community on May 30 at Tribeca's Town Stages.
For many in the LGBTQIA+ community, NYC nightlife provides a safe space for expression and community-building. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and New York City's hosting of WorldPride NYC, the panel addressed how the nightlife scene can better provide safe spaces that emphasize harm reduction while promoting inclusivity and celebrating diversity; and it considered how New York's nightlife can contribute to the ongoing fight for social justice and equality for LGBTQIA+ people here and around the world.
Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director, Office of Nightlife at the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, gave opening remarks and Michael Musto, writer, TV commentator and author, served as moderator.
You can watch a PIX 11 segment featuring the event at here.
NYC MEDIA'S JANET CHOI IS NAMED TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS AT NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
Janet Choi, the General Manager of NYC Media and Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, was recently elected to serve to the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' New York Chapter. According to a press release, the newly elected individuals represent "the hard work, creativity, and passion that defines New York television."
Prior to her work in non profit and public media, Janet worked for more than 15 years as a broadcast producer and a reporter. Her work in news won her several accolades, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.
NYC Media is part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and is the official broadcast network and media production group of the City of New York. NYC Life, the City's flagship television channel, received four New York Emmy awards this year. More information about NYC Media can be found at: nyc.gov/media..
10 FELLOWS SELECTED FOR SECOND ROUND OF 'MADE IN NY' WRITERS ROOM
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), along with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announced the second cohort of the Made in NY Writers Room, a six-month television writing fellowship that provides mentorship, industry access and financial support to underrepresented writers who reside in New York City and seek to tell stories that are not often depicted on television.
Each Made in NY Writers Room fellow will be mentored by an experienced showrunner and have access to educational and professional development programs. With the help of a mentor, each fellow will build a portfolio of at least two sample scripts. The program kicks off with a week of writing workshops, including sessions with Beau Willimon (The First) and Diana Son (13 Reasons Why).
The second fellowship class for the Made in NY Writers Room includes playwright Harron Atkins, showrunner's assistant Yasmine Cadet, writer's production assistant Joseph (Joey) Capuana, writer and storyboard artist Michael Lee, playwright Dara Levendosky, comedy promo writer Vincent (Vinny) Lopez, sketch comedian Jordan Mendoza, playwright and librettist Jerome Parker, children's television writer Michael Rodriguez and entertainment journalist and WGAE member Pilot Viruet.
Read more here in Variety.
CONGRATS TO THE THEATRICAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM'S CYCLE 3 GRADS
Congrats to the 19 Cycle 3 graduates of the Theatrical Workforce Development Program, who will begin internships in stagecraft this summer throughout the city. The graduates enjoyed a special ceremony on May 18 at Hunter College's Peggy Theatre, joined by their families and teachers.
This three-year program, a partnership with the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, the Roundabout Theatre Company, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, trains New Yorkers ages 18-24 to work as stagehands and technicians with New York City-based theater companies.
The program seeks to create a more diverse, inclusive, and sustainable career pathway for a new generation of stagehands and technicians in the theater industry. Participants take part in a six-week boot camp, which includes an introduction to the theater industry, key occupational skills, certifications with ongoing supportive services, a 10-month technical training and union mentorship, and two years of work experience with theater companies in technician jobs.
CONGRATS TO CYCLE 56 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT GRADUATES!
Congrats to the 18 graduates from the #MadeinNY Production Assistant Training Program's 56th cohort, who celebrated the culmination of their 5-week course in a ceremony at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on June 7. Their graduation from the five-week intensive program brings the total #MadeinNY PA graduates to 853. These creative, talented young New Yorkers have gained the needed skills to begin a career in the television and film industry.
You can learn about the program at here.
New "Made in NY" TV productions releasing soon:
- Instinct, Season 2 (June 30, CBS)
- Bull, Season 4 (September 23, CBS)
- Prodigal Son, Season 1 (September 23, FOX)
- FBI, Season 2 (September 24, CBS)
- New Amsterdam, Season 2 (September 24, NBC)
- Law & Order: SVU, Season 21 (September 26, NBC)
- Sunnyside, Season 1 (September 26, NBC)
- Blue Bloods, Season 10 (September 27, CBS)
- Saturday Night Live, Season 45 (September 28, NBC)
- God Friended Me, Season 2 (September 29, CBS)
- Godfather of Harlem, Season 1 (September 29, Epix)
- The Blacklist, Season 7 (October 4, NBC)
- Madam Secretary, Season 6 (October 6, CBS)
Follow the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment on social media for the latest on our upcoming events, initiatives, and programs: Twitter: @MadeinNY, Facebook: @MadeinNY, and Instagram: @Madein_NY.