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NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Announces New "Made in NY" Talks Debuting in October

Signature Series with Focus on Job Opportunities for New Yorkers, Returns to In-Person Programming


NEW YORK - The NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announces three new "Made in NY" Talks for Fall 2022: "Careers in Comedy: Breaking into the Funny Business," "Career Opportunities: Go Inside Developing and Producing a Streaming Hit" and "Diversity in the Newsroom: Building an Equitable Press." These in-person "Made in NY" Talks, focusing on job opportunities in comedy, streaming and press, are free and open to the public.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication, the "Made in NY" Talks series brings together industry leaders to share insights, information and news with New Yorkers looking to work in the media and entertainment industries. Interested attendees are encouraged to register in advance here. Panels include:

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Careers in Comedy: Breaking into the Funny Business
Monday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, 35 West 67th Street
If you want to pursue a career in comedy, there are many paths to take and various venues in which to share your craft. Join a conversation among comedians and comedy creators sharing how they have built careers through writing, stand-up, social media, TV and film, and more. Find out what it takes to break into this dynamic business.

Panelists:
Sam Corbin - writer, comedian, and performer
Michelle Davis - writer, ZIWE
Mamoudou N'Diaye - comedian, TV/film writer, filmmaker, educator, DJ
Moderator: Michael Hirschorn - CEO, Ish Entertainment; Executive Producer, This Week at the Comedy Cellar
Presented with Macaulay Honors College New Media Lab
RSVP here to attend "Careers in Comedy: Breaking into the Funny Business."

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Career Opportunities: Go Inside Developing and Producing a Streaming Hit
Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, 35 West 67th Street
Meet the creators behind OWN and Hulu's upcoming series The Hair Tales and Disney+'s Growing Up. They share the process from developing an idea and pitching networks and streamers, to what goes into shooting footage and post-production. Learn about the many different production roles and how to get hired.

Panelists:
Raeshem Nijhon - Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Culture House
Other speakers TBA
Presented with Macaulay Honors College New Media Lab

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Diversity in the Newsroom: Building an Equitable Press
Tuesday, October 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 455 Fifth Avenue
Newsrooms have increased their diversity efforts in recent years, still, there is a lot of room for improvement. Journalists and leaders in the field talk about the challenging path of amplifying voices and perspectives of communities that have been historically underrepresented in media.

Panelists:
José Bayona - Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Ethnic and Community Media
Ramon Escobar - VP, Talent Recruitment & Development and VP, Diversity & Inclusion, CNN Worldwide
Sabina Ghebremedhin - Coordinating Producer, Race & Culture, ABC News
Alvin Patrick - Executive Producer, Race and Culture Unit, CBS News
Moderator: Sonali Pathirana - Managing Editor, Bloomberg LP
Presented with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library
RSVP here to attend "Diversity in the Newsroom: Building an Equitable Press."

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