Best of MOME 2019

BEST OF MOME

 

We want to thank all the New Yorkers who help make NYC the media and entertainment capital of the world! With this, we recap the biggest milestones of 2019 from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

 

NYC Women's Fund

 

NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre

  • 63 women-led projects received total of $1.5M in grants in 1st round of #NYCWomensFund
  • 6+ projects will premiere in early 2020
  • 2nd round of recipients to be announced in 2020

 

 

Production Assistant Training Program

 

"Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program

  • 67 New Yorkers graduated in 2019
  • Total number of graduates since start is 850+
  • 58th cycle of the program starts in February

 

 

NYC Public School Film Festival

NYC Public School Film Festival

  • 63 films submitted from middle & high schools in 5 categories - 28 short feature/narrative; 18 PSA/Advocacy; 17 Documentary; 7 Animation; 6 Experimental
  • 21 films screened before panel
  • Career Expo featuring companies like Blue Sky Studios and colleges like NYU, CUNY

 

Broadway in the Boros

 

Broadway in the Boros

  • Featured free performances from Hadestown, Beetlejuice, Mean Girls, Chicago, Be More Chill, The Prom, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Wicked
  • 4,000+ fans in attendance at events in Bed-Stuy, Empire Outlets, Jackson Heights and Coop City this summer

 

NYC Small Theater Industry Cultural and Economic Impact Study

NYC Small Theater Industry Cultural and Economic Impact Study

  • Offers first-ever in-depth look at industry
  • 748 Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway venues/organizations in 5 boroughs
  • Annually: $1.3B in economic output; creates 8,400+ full-time jobs; $512M in wages

 

 

Post Production Training Program

"Made in NY" Post Production Training Program

  • 57 graduates with skills in editing and effects
  • 38 got full-time jobs in on NYC film/TV productions
  • Hired by HBO, CBS, SIM International, PictureFarm, Universal Studios, Harbor Picture Company, Technicolor Postworks, Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man,” Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”

 

One Book, One New York

 

One Book, One New York

  • #OneBookNY winner "Just Kids" by Patti Smith
  • Thousands of copies donated, checked out from 219 local libraries

 

 

 

Animation Project

 

"Made in NY" Animation Project

  • 10,500 free 3D animation training hours classes given
  • 2,204 students in 3D computer animation courses
  • 86 videos created and screened at events

 

 

 

 

New York Music Month

New York Music Month

  • 2,200+ people attended 9 free concerts in Bronx & Queens
  • 1970 hours of free rehearsal space (13% increase from 2018) was used by 340 artists (20% increase from 2018)
  • 335+ applicants, 36 selected in 24-hour Songathon songwriting competition

 

 

Freelancing in NY

 

"Freelancing in NY" Study

  • 1.3M New Yorkers worked freelance in past 12 months
  • $31.4 billion earned from freelance work every year
  • 61% of media/entertainment employees worked freelance in past 12 months

 

 

Freelancing in NY

 

"Movies Under the Stars"

  • MOME & NYC Parks hosted 420+ free outdoor screenings in 228 different parks in 5 boroughs
  • 49 of those parks had not previously had this program before
  • Attended by 63,000+ New Yorkers