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website Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Made in NY Media Center by IFP Announce Launch of Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants

The Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grant will award several grants ranging from $5,000 - $10,000 each to projects in early development focused on innovative approaches to content and delivery. The grants are open to projects and companies within media/technology, including virtual reality, gaming, filmmaking, animation, and post production. Read More

Apply Now for Strategic Steps for Growth and Grow your Media and entertainment Business

Offered by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and Small Business Services, Strategic Steps for Growth is a nine-month executive management program designed for media, entertainment, theatre, and tech firms in NYC who are ready to grow their businesses. Applications are due September 21, and our next class is scheduled to start in October 2015. Apply now. Read More

website"Made in NY" Shows Have the 'Best Time'

September means the premiere of new and returning "Made in NY" series. Read More

websiteOff-Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets On Sale for Performances September 21-October 4

Tickets for Off-Broadway Week are now on sale, offering two-for-one tickets to 41 productions from September 21 to October 4. Read More

website'TV under the Stars' to Feature Outdoor Premieres of "Made in NY" Series

This month, 'Movies under the Stars' becomes 'TV under the Stars' as several parks host special sneak peeks of "Made in NY" television series. On September 17, Limitless comes to the Prospect Park Bandshell while Gotham heads to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on September 19. Read More

Made in NY Fellowship Applications Due September 30

Don't forget: applications are due September 30 for the Made in NY Fellowship program, supporting diversity among storytellers and entrepreneurs. Read More

Happening in NYC

Over the past 18 years, Urbanworld Film Festival has welcomed the biggest and brightest on screen, from talented actors and directors to key industry influencers. This year's festival runs September 23-27.

The 53rd New York Film Festival takes place September 25-October 11, featuring a range of cinematic visions, short films, and talks with leading industry experts. The inaugural edition of the "Made in NY" short film program is sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

The 11th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival on September 26 aims to be a positive voice promoting human justice and human rights for people with mental health concerns.

The International Film Institute of New York is offering a free seminar to help students prepare for higher education in film and media. Taking place October 15, the event will discuss schools, employment opportunities in media, and the college application process as it relates to film school requirements.

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