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New Study on Entertainment Industry: Increased Growth Brings $8.7 Billion Into Local Economy

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New York City's filmed entertainment industry now contributes $8.7 billion to the local economy, an increase of more than 1.5 billion, or 21 percent, since 2011. According to the independent report conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, the recent growth in TV production is driven by the proliferation of networks, including digital and cable, commissioning scripted content. Read More

New Post-Production Program Announced

Last week the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, along with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, announced the new Post Production Pathways Program. Post-production in film and television has grown in New York City over the last few years. MOME will be working with award-winning editors and post-production companies to support post-production education, training, and more job opportunities for New Yorkers. Read More

Congratulations to the Newest Crop of PA Graduates!

website The "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program graduated its 41st class of participants since the program's inception. After 4 weeks of intense training, 19 graduates were presented with "Made in NY" certificates during a ceremony attended by family, friends, BWI staff and representatives from MOME. Read More


websiteMayor's Office of Media and Entertainment at this Year's Content Show
Acting Commissioner Luis Castro delivered the Keynote speech at The Content Show, part of Broadcasting and Cable's New York City Television Week. The two-day event was held October 21-22 at the Park Central Hotel and featured discussion, debate and dialogue from the media industry's most prominent thought leaders. Acting Commissioner Castro discussed the economic impact of productions and the growth of television in New York City.

websiteActing Commissioner Castro speaks to the Produced By: New York Audience
Luis Castro, Acting Commissioner of MOME, gave closing remarks thanking the 600+ Produced By: New York attendees for their commitment to creating film and television in New York City at an annual event held at the Time Warner Center on October 24. Produced By: New York, co-sponsored by MOME, is a one day event held by the Producers Guild of America with panels, discussions, and networking opportunities for attendees.

People en Español
First Lady Chirlane McCray and Former MOME Commissioner Cynthia Lopez participated in the Welcome Ceremony of the fourth annual People en Español Festival. The First Lady presented a proclamation on behalf of the City of New York declaring October 17 as People en Español Day. The two-day free Festival was held in New York City for the first time and was attended by over 15,000 New Yorkers at the Jacob Javits Center. Events included a Naturalization Ceremony, welcoming 100 immigrants from 35 different countries.

Put On Your Calendar

Tune in to the season premiere of one of your favorite "Made in NY" shows:

  • Elementary (CBS, Thursday, November 5)
  • Master of None (Netflix, Friday, November 6)
  • Flesh and Bone (STARZ, Sunday, November 8)
  • Donny! (USA, Tuesday, November 10)

On November 9 at 1 p.m., the Made in NY Media Center and the IFP Screen Forward Lab Fellows for a lunch talk with Ingrid Jungermann, the creator of the hit web series, F to 7th. Lunch will be provided! Read More

On November 10 at 1 p.m., the Made in NY Media Center IFP Screen Forward Lab Fellows will host a lunch with Michael Gottwald, Producer of Beasts of the Southern Wild and the hit web series High Maintenance. Lunch will be provided. Read More

November 12 - 19: The DOC NYC Festival celebrates documentary storytelling and encourages new direction and voices. Screenings and masterclasses will be showcased throughout the festival.

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