PaleyFest: Made in NY Fetes NYC Television

Commissioner Oliver and Mayor Bloomberg join Pat Mitchell, far right, and the cast of "Orange Is the New Black," to kick off PaleyFest: Made in NY. Photo courtesy of MOME.

October 9, 2013 - The first-ever PaleyFest: Made in NY celebrated New York City’s thriving television industry with a week of special screenings and panels featuring the cast and creative teams behind some of the many “Made in NY” shows. With the teams from “Orange Is the New Black,” “Elementary,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and “The Outs,” among others, TV fans were treated to an inside look at the making of their favorite shows thanks to the Paley Center for Media and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand to declare October 2-6 as “PaleyFest: Made in NY” Days in the City of New York and was joined by Commissioner Katherine Oliver, President & CEO of the Paley Center for Media Pat Mitchell and the cast of “Orange Is the New Black” to kick off the week.

Throughout the weekend, those interested in a career in the production industry got to hear first-hand from creative professionals.

Graduates from the "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program share
their experiences with other participants from the program. Photo courtesy of MOME.

On Saturday, participants from the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program who had advanced in their careers spoke to new graduates of the program, which was developed in partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Brooklyn Workforce Innovations.

Manny Torres, a Steadicam operator, demonstrates how to use his camera to those
gathered for the "Made in NY" Early Career Networking Meet Up. Photo courtesy of MOME.

The following day, at the “Made in NY” Early Career Networking Meet Up, seven industry professionals shared their insight into their particular fields in a speed dating type situation. Among the participants were Dan Lawson, the costume designer for “The Good Wife,” Rick Butler, the production designer for “Person of Interest,” Christina Tonkin, set decorator on “The Carrie Diaries,” Pat Weber Sones, the location manager for “Hostages,” Martha Pinson, a script supervisor who has worked on “Boardwalk Empire,” Manny Torres, a Steadicam operator who’s worked in the industry for more than 20 years, and Phil Kathrens, a lighting technician on “Blue Bloods.”


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