Cultural influencers including Sofia Coppola, Will Ferrell, and Jill Kargman stop by the BUILD Series to participate in wide-ranging, compelling conversations

BUILD Series NYC to premiere on NYC Media, the City of New York's official broadcast network, on August 4 at 8:30 P.M.

NEW YORK – Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin and BUILD Series Executive Producer Suzanne Lindbergh today announced the broadcast premiere of the cultural platform BUILD Series' debut on NYC Media, the city's official broadcast network. Starting tomorrow, episodes of BUILD Series NYC will connect the most compelling, interesting and influential creators in the world with their fans and audiences. The premiere episode will air on NYC Life (channel 25 on most cable providers) on Friday, August 4 at 8:30 P.M.

"Since opening its doors earlier in January of this year, the BUILD Studio has become a premier destination for New Yorkers and visitors alike to get up close and personal with some of today's leading cultural forces," said Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. "We are thrilled to have BUILD Series NYC join our world-class slate of programming on NYC Media, which reaches over 18 million viewers in the metropolitan area."

"The BUILD Series has continued to drive an entertaining, first-of-its-kind, digital viewing experience for audiences across the globe," said BUILD Series Executive Producer Suzanne Lindbergh. "With the launch of BUILD Series NYC on NYC Media, we're growing our linear footprint and further engaging with the community and culture that continues to inspire our creative platform."

BUILD Series NYC is a live digital show featuring some of today's most compelling and prominent creators. In each BUILD Series NYC interview, the live studio audience and viewers across digital platforms are able to watch and listen to their favorite actor, director, musician, athlete or chef speak passionately and in-depth about their latest project. Each day, the BUILD Studio produces over 4 hours of live programming, with over 75 live events each month. To date, the digital program has hosted over 3,500 episodes, with more than 9,000 guests from the biggest names in entertainment, tech, sports, fashion, and business.

In January 2017, the BUILD Studio opened the doors to its state-of-the-art facility, a fan-first, live experience located at 692 Broadway - which has since become a major cultural destination for visitors to downtown Manhattan. The BUILD Studio now also provides an immersive, interactive and intimate experience for the BUILD Series NYC audience, allowing up-close and personal access to today's top talent.

BUILD Series NYC on NYC Media will reach millions of viewers in the city's metropolitan area. The episodes chosen to air feature leaders in media and entertainment who have a love for New York City and for the craft of television and filmmaking.

New BUILD Series NYC episodes will premiere on NYC Life each Friday at 8:30 P.M., beginning with the August 4 launch of the series. Each episode will replay at 7:30 P.M. the following Saturday, and 7:00 P.M. the following Monday.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 4
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler Discuss "The House"
Join Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as they come to BUILD Studio to discuss their comedy film, "The House."

Friday, August 11
Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola Discuss "The Beguiled"
Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst take the BUILD stage to engage in conversation about their film, "The Beguiled."

Friday, August 18
Jill Kargman Chats about "Odd Mom Out"
Join Jill Kargman – creator, writer, producer and star of the scripted comedy "Odd Mom Out" – as she discusses her Made in NY show.

Friday, August 25
The Cast of Showtime's "Power"
Join actors Lela Loren, JR Ramirez and Rotimi Akinosho as they talk about their hit TV show "Power," which shoots in New York City.