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THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES MEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR TWO STUDENT MADE SPECIAL PROGRAMS
First Brooklyn Based Show to Air Sunday, March 4th at 7pm

March 2, 2012 - The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) announced the launch of two thirty minute specials featuring the arts and cultural life in Brooklyn. The two programs were created by in partnership with Kingsborough Community College, Councilman Domenic Recchia and with the support of the Editors and Cinematographers Guilds. The first of the two shows will air this weekend on Sunday, March 4th at 7pm on NYC life (Channel 25). The shows were the result of an 18 week internship that was developed in partnership with NYC Media, Councilman Domenic Recchia and Kingsborough College.

In each episode, Kingsborough students look at different arts and cultural venues in Brooklyn ranging from the Brooklyn Philharmonic to the Brighton Ballet Theatre. The educational partnership is one example of the many different educational and workforce development opportunities run by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Along with educational panels and opportunities to get more involved in the film and television industry, this pilot program is an example of using created content for the City’s media channels. The Editors and Cinematographers Guilds worked with the students throughout the year from pre-production through post-production. The shows will encore throughout the following weeks and be available after each episode airs on the City’s video on demand player on NYC.Gov.

“This partnership with Kingsborough College is a terrific example of how we can help use the City’s media outlets to help students learn some about one of the fastest growing industries in the City,” said Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver. “We want to thank Councilman Recchia, the students at Kingsborough, the guilds and the staff at NYC Media for helping to produce these terrific shows.”

“Television shows filmed in our city over the past year have provided over 100,000 jobs and put $5 billion dollars into our local economy. The talented and creative forces in New York City are a huge draw and it’s therefore important that we maintain our reputation for attracting high-quality creative leaders and artists. That’s why I strongly support initiatives like the NYC Media-Kingsborough program that help to foster new talent and keep our city humming with new opportunities,” said Councilman and Finance Chair, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.

TUNE IN 
The Kingsborough special will air Sunday night at 7:00pm on NYC life (Channel 25) and again on Saturday, March 10th at 3:30pm. The second show airs on Sunday March 11 at 7pm, re-encoring on Saturday, march 17th at 3:30pm. NYC life is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable and satellite channels. The videos will also be available to watch online on the NYC Media Video on Demand player – nyc.gov/vod.