In Honor of Black History Month, African American Actors Discuss Their Experience Working in Film, TV and Theatre at the Next "Made in NY" Talk on February 24


Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The New School for Drama

February 11, 2014 - As a part of “Made in NY” Talks, a free series of conversations focused on jobs in the local entertainment industry, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The New School for Drama will present “Made in NY”: African American Actors on Monday, February 24 at 7pm at the University Center at The New School. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will feature actors from across film, television and theatrical productions in New York City as they discuss their acting experiences, their careers and working in NYC. The conversation will bring together a talented group of actors, including Uzo Aduba from “Orange Is the New Black,” Peter Jay Fernandez currently in All the Way on Broadway with Bryan Cranston, Tawny Cypress from “Unforgettable” and others to share insights from their careers and why New York continues to attract talented individuals and numerous productions. This “Made in NY” Talk will be moderated by Adam Moore, National Director EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA.

The event is open to SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity members, students and faculty at the New School, as well as New York City residents interested in learning more about opportunities in the entertainment industry. This event will be filmed for the SAG Foundation’s online educational archives. It will also be broadcast on NYC life (Channel 25), part of the official network of the City of New York, and be available to watch on the NYC Media Video on Demand Player at

“Made in NY” Talks: African American Actors
Monday February 24, 2014
7pm; doors open at 6:15pm
Free: Space is limited. RSVP to by Wednesday Feb 19.
Panelists are subject to change.
The New School
The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center
63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets), New York City

By subway: Take the 1, 2, 3, 6 or N/R to 14th street or F/M to 14th Street. The venue is a short walk to 5th Avenue.

About The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, facilitating and supporting film and TV production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Digital; and NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York.

About Screen Actors Guild Foundation
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Founded in 1985, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent from SAG-AFTRA, that relies solely on support from grants, corporate sponsorships and individuals to maintain its free programs and create new ones. Visit

About The New School for Drama
The creative home for the future of performing arts. Agile. Engaged. Innovative. Multi-disciplinary. The New School for Drama is home to a dynamic group of young directors, writers, actors, creative technologists and award-winning faculty. With a core belief in rigorous creativity and collaborative learning, our programs embrace civic awareness across performance disciplines to create work imbued with professionalism, imagination and social context. For more information, please visit

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