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website 'Movies under the Stars' Brings 150 Free Outdoor Film Screenings to the Five Boroughs

This year, through a partnership between the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Parks, an additional 150 film screenings are taking place at numerous City parks and playgrounds in all five boroughs. Read More

websiteMade in NY Fellowships Launch to Support Diversity among Storytellers and Entrepreneurs

Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia L?pez, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and NYCEDC have announced the creation of ten Made in NY Fellowships, a year-long program that will provide expanded resources and opportunities for New Yorkers to bring their media projects to the next level. Applications are due September 30. Read More

websiteCheck out the Photo Gallery from "Made in NY" Talks: Anatomy of a Scene Featuring Marvel's DareDevil

The creative team from Marvel's Daredevil shared their insights into making the series in New York City and their careers in production at "Made in NY" Talks: Anatomy of a Scene. The audience was made up of young New Yorkers, many of whom participated in the Department of Youth and Community Development's summer programs. Check out photos from the event. Read More

websiteNew York Film Festival Introduces New York Shorts Program

The Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced the complete NYFF Shorts Programs for the 53rd New York Film Festival, taking place September 25 - October 11, 2015. Read More

Catch up on the latest "Made in NY" Series and Films

Difficult People, now available on Hulu, follows two friends, played by Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner, who struggle in their comedic careers and dislike everything - and everyone. Ed Burns heads to television with his new series Public Morals, Tuesdays on TNT, chronicling a vice squad in 1960s New York City. In theatres, Ben Kinglsey teaches Patricia how to drive in the new film Learning to Drive.

Happening in NYC

The Central Park Film Festival takes place through August 29 showing a variety of films including The Blues Brothers and Superman II in the landscape north of Sheep Meadow. Screenings start at 8pm, rain or shine.

Fringe NYC, running through August 30, offers 1,1000 performances of 200 shows from around the world.

The Harlem International Film Festival, which September runs 9-13, celebrates its 10th anniversary, committed to exemplifying what Harlem represents and dedicated to bringing attention to the finest filmmakers from Harlem and across the globe.

"Made in NY" Vendors Get 'Creative'

Filming in New York City? Learn more about the latest local businesses that are part of the "Made in NY" Discount Card Program, offering a discount on their goods and services to productions filming in the five boroughs. Among the latest vendors to participate in the program are: Gotham Transcription, Apex Creative, Rise Up and Walk Youth Outreach Center. Read More

91.5FM WNYE to feature more programming by new yorkers

91.5FM WNYE, the official radio station of the City of New York, introduces a new schedule, featuring more programs by New Yorkers for New Yorkers as well as additional education and arts programming, as of Monday, August 31. Read More

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