New York Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting

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Here is the December newsletter for filmmakers looking to make movies in New York…

Casting for New Business

Statement of Mayor Bloomberg on the Death of Thomas R. O’Donnell of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 817
December 3, 2012 – “New York City’s film and television industry has lost an icon with the passing of Thomas R. O’Donnell, who spent more than 50 years as the President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 817 and had just retired earlier this year,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “Tommy was a mainstay of the industry and can be credited as one of the driving forces that led to the revitalization of the City’s film industry in the late 1960s and the creation of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.” Full Story >

NYC’s Film and TV Industry Helps out in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy
December 3, 2012 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New York City’s film and television industry has pitched in to help their fellow New Yorkers in need through a variety of ways. Full Story >

New Public Service Announcement (PSA) Encourages Locals to Help Fellow New Yorkers in Need Following Hurricane Sandy
December 3, 2012 – In an effort to help local residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, a new PSA encourages New Yorkers to lend a hand by visiting or by donating to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Full Story >

New York City Credits

“Made in NY” Production Assistant (PA) Training Program Welcomes Newest Cycles of Graduates
December 3, 2012 – Over the past few months, two cycles of New Yorkers have joined the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program family. Full Story >

Broadway Stays ‘Hot’ in December
December 3, 2012 – As December begins, revivals and transfers begin previews on Broadway. Full Story >

New “Made in NY” Films Open in Theatres while a Glamorous TV Show Says Good-Bye
December 3, 2012 – This month a group of Upper East Siders bid farewell as three films shot in the City open in limited release. Full Story >

In a New York Minute… News

TDF Announces New Dates for the Autism-Friendly Performances on Broadway, Launches Online Theatre Dictionary
December 3, 2012 – TDF, the Theatre Development Fund, has announced a new slate of autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows for 2013 as part of its Autism Theater Initiative, as well as an online theatre dictionary. Full Story >

“Made in NY” Marketing Credit Takes It to the ‘Street’
December 3, 2012 – A variety of productions are now part of the “Made in NY” Marketing Credit and can be seen in subways and on bus shelters this month. Full Story >

“Made in NY” Vendors Find a ‘Garden’ in the Winter
December 3, 2012 – Local businesses continue to join the “Made in NY” Discount Card Program. Full Story >

Free New Year’s Eve Satellite Feed Available
December 3, 2012 – The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are once again offering free HD satellite feeds of the New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square. Full Story >

Local Celebrities

Industry Star of the Month: Jennifer Lenihan
December 3, 2012 – Customer service has always been very important to Jennifer Lenihan, this year’s recipient of the Mayor’s Excellence in Customer Service Award. Full Story >

“Made in NY” Graduate of the Month: Sorin Pitu
December 3, 2012 – Sorin Pitu’s journey to the “Made in NY” PA Training Program began halfway around the world. Full Story >

Got Culture?

Nutcracker Performances Dance across the Five Boroughs this Winter
December 3, 2012 – Technology, tourism, media, and other sectors receive a lot of attention for their growing role in New York’s economy, but there’s one growth industry that often goes overlooked – the annual Nutcracker performances presented by arts groups across the city each winter. Full Story >

Online Services

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Mayor’s Office of Film Theatre & Broadcasting
1697 Broadway Suite 602 New York, New York 10019




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