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

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

Casting for New Business

Brooklyn College and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Announce City of New York’s Investment in New Graduate School of Cinema at Steiner Studios
January 2, 2013 – Brooklyn College and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment have announced that the City of New York will make a substantial investment in the Brooklyn College Graduate School of Cinema, which is expected to welcome its first class of students in the fall of 2014. The school will be located at Steiner Studios – the largest soundstage and production facility on the East Coast, making Brooklyn College the only graduate school of cinema in the country to be integrated into a working film lot. Full Story >

Media Employee Training Grant Program Awards $65,000 to Local Businesses; $500,000 Available to Help Small Media Businesses Train Employees and Grow
January 2, 2013 – The New York City Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment have announced that $500,000 is available through a new training grant program for small businesses in media and entertainment. The “Made in NY” Media Employee Training Program will help companies grow their businesses and enter new markets by training employees in the newest technologies and platforms. Full Story >

Help Fellow New Yorkers in Need Following Hurricane Sandy
January 2, 2013 – New Yorkers can lend a hand to help local residents affected by Hurricane Sandy by visiting and donating to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Full Story >

New York City Credits

“Made in NY” Productions Honored with Numerous Nominations this Awards Season
January 2, 2013 – As awards season begins, a number of “Made in NY” productions have been nominated for a variety of awards. Full Story >

Cast Members from CW’s New TV Series “The Carrie Diaries” Help out Fellow New Yorkers by Serving Hot Meals in the Rockaways
January 2, 2013 – In an effort to help their fellow New Yorkers, cast members from “The Carrie Diaries” – a “Made in NY” television series that premieres Monday, January 14 at 8 pm on The CW – were on hand to help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways in December. Full Story >

New Year, New “Made in NY” TV Shows
January 2, 2013 – With new action packed series joining the roster of “Made in NY” shows and the return of some of television’s most popular series, “Made in NY” shows set the tone for the New Year. Full Story >

Broadway Delivers a New Year’s Fairy Tale
January 2, 2013 – The New Year’s ball has dropped, and Broadway keeps it rolling with its January previews and performances. Full Story >

In a New York Minute… News

New Accessibility Services Come to More Shows on Broadway
January 2, 2013 – Disney’s hit musicals The Lion King and Newsies have joined The Broadway Accessibility/Audience Expansion Initiative, which creates collaboration between producers and accessibility specialists at all stages of production. The Initiative provides theatregoers with disabilities a theatre experience as complete and captivating as that enjoyed by non-disabled audience members. Full Story >

“Made in NY” Marketing Credit Storms the ‘Castle’
January 2, 2013 – The “Made in NY” Marketing Credit in January will showcase a variety of films and TV shows in subways and on bus shelters. Full Story >

By the Numbers: A Look at the 2011-2012 Broadway Season
January 2, 2013 – The Broadway League has released its annual report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2011-2012, and found that the past season was Broadway’s strongest 52-week season in history with 12.3 million admissions. Full Story >

“Made in NY” Vendors Find ‘Amusement’ in January
January 2, 2013 – As 2013 begins, additional local businesses have become participating vendors in the “Made in NY” Discount Card Program. Full Story >

Local Celebrities

Industry Star of the Month: Tom Reidy
January 2, 2013 – Madison Square Park sees a lot of filming each year. Tom Reidy, the chief operating officer of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, estimates there must be as many as 100 shoots in the park each year. Full Story >

“Made in NY” PA of the Month: Diana Klein
January 2, 2013 – Early wake-up calls and a commute from Staten Island were all in a day’s work for Diana Klein as she began her journey to become a “Made in NY” Production Assistant. Now a veteran of dozens of productions, she’s able to say, “It was worth every second.” Full Story >

Got Culture?

Ring in the New Year with Old Traditions in New York City
January 2, 2013 – While New York City is leading the way in capturing innovative advancements, the City also remains the center of classic forms of technology: printmaking, papermaking, and book arts. Full Story >

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