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NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Announces Spring 2024 "Made in NY" Talks

Signature Series with Focus on Job Opportunities for New Yorkers Returns; Full Schedule Available at https://www.centerforcommunication.org/calendar


NEW YORK - The NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is pleased to announce the Spring 2024 schedule for the "Made in NY" Talks series. Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication, the series brings together industry leaders to share insights, information and news with New Yorkers looking to work in the media and entertainment industries. The talks are in-person, free and open to the public. 

“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Center for Communication on the “Made in NY” Talks series which, this Spring, provides resources and information on how to begin a career in NYC’s world-famous entertainment industry,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Pat Swinney Kaufman. “With the resolution of the labor stoppages, the extension of the NY state film tax credit, and expansion of our infrastructure through new studios across the boroughs, these panels come at a perfect time for interested New Yorkers to explore opportunities in film and television production.” 

Spring 2024 panels include:

The Show Must Go On: Business of Live Entertainment
Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 to 8:00 PM ET
BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
If you’re a self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced environment, a career in live entertainment is for you. Hear from leaders in industry on their current passion projects and how they ensure that the show goes on.

Panelists:

  • Saidah Blount, Executive Director, Celebrate Brooklyn
  • Patricia Cruz, CEO, Artistic Director, Harlem Stage
  • Gwynne Wardrop, Executive Director, Cultural Events and Experiences, The New York Times

Moderator: Nikki Bethel, President & CEO, Emma Bowen Foundation 

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Journalism: What You Need To Succeed
Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 to 8:00 PM ET
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
If you want to report the news, hear from key decision makers on what skills are needed to work in this ever-changing industry. Recruiters and seasoned journalists share where the opportunities are in national and regional markets.

Panelists:

  • Theodore Kim, Director of Newsroom Career Programs, The New York Times
  • Aja Whitaker-Moore, Executive Editor, Axios
  • Taylor Mazzarella, Early Talent Recruiter, Warner Bros. Discovery 
  • Jennifer O’Neill, Emerging Talent Recruiter, Paramount 

Moderator: Samer Nasser, Executive Director, Press Credentials Office, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

RSVP to attend Journalism: What You Need To Succeed

Center Alumni Forum: Navigating Your Early Career Years
Monday, March 18, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
A conversation between Center alumni now working in the media industry, exploring their early career experiences, sharing their thoughts on the state of inclusion and equity in the media, and offering career enrichment guidance for current students.

  • Joseph Gonzales, Sales Associate, Paramount

Moderator: Alexandra Merceron, EVP, Rubenstein; Lecturer, Columbia University

Other panelists to be announced

RSVP to attend Center Alumni Forum: Navigating Your Early Career Years

Launch Your Career in Media + Tech
Monday, April 15, 6:30 to 8:00 PM ET
Starr Foundation Hall, The New School, 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets)
As the Media + Tech sector evolves, you’ll find many exciting opportunities in this dynamic field. Industry leaders and recruiters share insights on how they strive to attract more diversity in their ranks. Learn about what and the skills you need to land a dream job.

  • A’ngelique Tewelde, Video Lead, US Agency Video Team, Google
  • Cheyenne Van Cooten, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, Amazon

Other panelists to be announced.

RSVP to attend Launch Your Career in Media + Tech

Representation Matters: Explore Careers in Talent Management & Development
Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 to 8:00 PM ET
NYU Production Lab, 16 Washington Place
Hear from the minds who develop some of your favorite stars in film, television, music, journalism and publishing. Talent agents and managers share how they discover top talent, what it takes to jump-start a career in this fast-paced, dynamic field, and the steps to finding an agent.

Panelists to be announced.

RSVP to attend Representation Matters: Explore Careers in Talent Management & Development

Previous "Made in NY" Talks can be viewed on MOME's website here.