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Women in Film and Television Discuss Their Careers at the Next “Made in NY” Talk on November 21

Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues, in Partnership with Museum of the Moving Image


The next "Made in NY" Talk will feature women who've based their careers in film and TV in New York City. Photo courtesy of MOME.

October 30, 2013 - Scenes from the City: Women in Film and Television, an engaging discussion featuring some of the talented women working in New York City’s production industry, will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30pm at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The event is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues, in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image, and is part of “Made in NY” Talks, a free series of conversations focused on careers in the local entertainment industry.

New York City is home to a thriving community of industry professionals with 130,000 New Yorkers who work on the hundreds of films and TV shows that are produced in the five boroughs each year. Scenes from the City: Women in Film and Television explores the contributions of some of these individuals, including: Desiree Gruber, Executive Producer for “Project Runway;” Brooke Kennedy, Executive Producer for “The Good Wife;” Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films; and Dee Rees, the writer and director of Pariah. The panelists will share insights into their careers and how they got to be where they are today and discuss why they love working in New York City. The conversation will be moderated by Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. A Q&A will follow.

The panel includes women featured in Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York, a celebration of the rise of New York-shot films, particularly after the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting was formed in 1966. Available in spring 2014, this revised and expanded edition, edited by James Sanders, includes a new decade of filmmaking in NYC, a section on women filmmakers and rare, behind-the-scenes shots directly from studio archives.

Scenes from the City: Women in Film and Television
Thursday, November 21
6:30pm; doors open at 6pm
Free: Space is limited. RSVP to events@media.nyc.gov by Monday, November 18
Museum of the Moving Image, The Sumner M. Redstone Theater
36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
Click here for subway and travel directions.
Panelists are subject to change.

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