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

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The April 2013 Newsletter:

Made in NY


Establishing Shot


1Mayor Bloomberg Welcomes ‘Minuto Para Ganar’ to NYC

At a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Michael Bloomberg welcomed “Minuto Para Ganar” – MundoFox’s game show – as the first Spanish-language production to be a part of the City’s “Made in NY” initiative, which supports and encourages television and film productions that shoot the majority of their projects in New York City.

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2Hello Brooklyn: MTV’S 2013 “Video Music Awards” Will Take Place in Brooklyn for the First Time

MTV is set to make history by bringing the 2013 “Video Music Awards” to Brooklyn, New York for the first time ever.

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Times Square Under Construction

Productions should be advised that throughout the coming months, portions of Times Square will be under reconstruction and not available for filming.

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New York City Credits


“Made in NY” Films and TV Bring Trauma and Drama

An art film and the continuation of two TV dramas bring new stories for “Made in NY” film and television in April.

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See the Many Faces of Broadway in April

Stars come out on Broadway this month with a return to the stage, an American Idol alum and a 1960s band reunion.

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Gossip & Games with “Made in NY” Marketing Credit

The “Made in NY” Marketing Credit opens up City bus shelters and subways to feature film, TV and festivals this month.

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In the News


3“Made in NY” Films Set to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival returns for a 12th edition, taking place April 17-28. This year’s festival features films from over 30 countries, including 53 world premieres, seven international premieres, six US premieres and eight New York premieres, all chosen from over 6000 submissions.

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A ‘Garden’ of “Made in NY” Vendors Blooms in April

As spring begins, more local businesses aim to connect with film and TV productions by joining the “Made in NY” Discount Card Program. Among the latest vendors to offer discounts off their goods and services to productions in the City are: Refinery Hotel New York; Savory/HwC Ventures LLC; Sheraton JFK; Hilton Garden Inn JFK; Bobcat of New York; IDC Sound; Palenque Home made Colombian Food Inc.; and Wave Hill.

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International Filmmakers Celebrate Cultural Cinema in April

Film festivals in April celebrate a range of cultural cinema from Africa to Latin America as NYC sees the international film community come together.

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Reel New Yorkers


4“Made in NY” Graduate of the Month: Lance Darrell

Growing up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Lance Darrell would never have believed that one day Jay-Z would recognize him at an all-star event.

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Got Culture?


5New York City Celebrates the 11th Annual Poem In Your Pocket Day

April is National Poetry Month, and throughout the month, New York City cultural and literary organizations will host poetry slams, readings and other special programs to celebrate.

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Mayor’s Office of Film Theatre & Broadcasting
1697 Broadway Suite 602, New York, New York 10019
nyc.gov/film

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