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Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Offers Two New "Made in NY" Fall Talks Online

NEW YORK - The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announced two new events in the series of exciting, new "Made in NY" Talks for Fall 2020, offered online. They are "Media Literacy: How to Spot Fake News" on Tuesday, October 20, and "WFH: Careers in Animation" on Monday, October 26. All talks will be recorded and available to view online in the future at

The "Made in NY" Talks series brings together industry leaders to share insight, information and news with New Yorkers looking to work in media and entertainment. Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication, the series provides New Yorkers with the background they need to pursue careers in media and entertainment.

Media Literacy: How To Spot Fake News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00PM EST
What is your news literacy? More than ever, Americans are receiving their news from social media and are sharing false information at an alarming rate. This dangerous trend is taking place against the backdrop of a pandemic and an election year. Learn from media experts as they discuss how to best check the content you consume for truth and accuracy before you share it.

Online Panelists:

  • Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Media Literacy
  • Education Jane Lytvynenko, Reporter, BuzzFeed News
  • Aimee Rinehart, Deputy Director, First Draft
  • Brandy Zadrozny, Investigative and Features Reporter, NBC News

Moderator: Brian Stelter, Chief Media Correspondent, CNN

You can register for this "Made in NY" talk here.



Working from Home (WFH): Careers in Animation
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6:00PM EST
When so much film and television production stopped due to the pandemic, work in animation has continued to forge ahead remotely, with animators working from home. Animation studios are hiring new talent and creating hits to meet unprecedented demand from streaming platforms and beyond. Discover how you can ignite your imagination and creativity, and bring art to life through animation!

Online Panelists:

  • Camille Eden, VP, Recruitment and Talent Development, Nickelodeon
  • Christina Faraj, Sets Technical Director, Pixar
  • Jay Francis, VP, Current Series & Diversity, Disney Television Animation

Moderator: Ro Reddick, Manager, Experiential Learning, Arts Career Preparation & Partnerships, NYU Production Lab

You can register for this "Made in NY" Talk here.



Attendees are encouraged to register in advance on the Center for Communication website. All talks are free and open to the public. Previous "Made in NY" Talks can be viewed on MOME's website.