Presented by the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, Global Pride Business Coalition, Harlem Pride, Global Network of Black Pride and The National Black Theatre
June 10, 2014 - As a part of "Made in NY" Talks, a free series of conversations focused on jobs in the local entertainment industry, the NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with Global Pride Business Coalition, Harlem Pride, Global Network of Black Pride and The National Black Theatre will present "Made in NY: Flipping the Script – The Next Chapter of SGL/LGBTQ Portrayal in Media" on Monday, June 23 at 7pm at the National Black Theatre in celebration of Pride Week in NYC. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will bring African American SGL/LGBTQ directors, producers, entertainment entrepreneurs and industry professionals together to discuss the range of portrayals of SGL/LGBTQ characters – both positive and negative – and how the industry is changing perceptions to provide a more diverse representation of the SGL/LGBTQ community in the media.
Yoruba Richen, director and producer of The New Black, Stanley Bennett Clay, director and producer of You Are Not Alone, and Shari Carpenter, director of Wonder and script supervisor of American Gangster, will lend their ideas on the topic moderated by actor and Emmy-winning contributor for "CBS Sunday Morning" Nancy Giles. A Q&A will follow.
The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about opportunities in the entertainment industry. This event will be filmed for broadcast on NYC life (Channel 25), part of the official network of the City of New York, and be available to watch on the NYC Media Video on Demand Player at nyc.gov/vod.
"Made in NY" Talks: Flipping the Script – The Next Chapter of SGL/LGBTQ Portrayal in Media
Monday, June 23, 2014 7pm; doors open at 6:15pm Free: Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday June 18. The National Black Theatre 2031 5th Avenue at 125th Street New York, NY 10035
By subway: Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th St and walk east to 5th Ave. The Theatre is located between 125th and 126th Streets.