Saturday, August 2, 2008

New York Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

August 1, 2008

Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Adopts Permit Rules
August 1, 2008 - Commissioner Katherine Oliver of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting announced the adoption of rules governing the issuance of permits in connection with filming activity in New York City. Full Story >

Deputy Mayors Lieber and Walcott, Speaker Quinn and Commissioner Oliver Announce Initiatives to Promote Diversity in the Entertainment Industry
August 1, 2008 - Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber, Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development Dennis M. Walcott, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Commissioner Katherine Oliver announced the launch a series of new initiatives created with the Mayor’s Task Force on Diversity in Film, Television and Commercial Production. Full Story >

MOFTB Releases RFP for Production Training Program
August 1, 2008 - The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, working with the Department of Small Business Services, released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the program design and administration services of a pilot production and training program. Full Story >

MOFTB Releases RFP for Production Services
August 1, 2008 - The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for production and editing services for a multi-faceted film project. Full Story >

"Made in NY" PAs Add 15 to Their Numbers
August 1, 2008 - The "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program just welcomed fifteen new graduates to its ranks at a recent ceremony held outdoors at Brooklyn Workforce Innovations. Full Story >

A 'Perfect Time' to be a "Made in NY" Vendor
August 1, 2008 - It's a 'perfect' time to be a take advantage of the "Made in NY" Discount Card Program. Full Story >

NYC Shows 'Rock' the Emmy Nominations
August 1, 2008 - NBC's "30 Rock" has been nominated for a total of seventeen Emmy Awards - the most for a primetime program. Full Story >

NYC TV - the Station that's 'Everything New York' - Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
August 1, 2008 - NYC TV just celebrated its fifth anniversary as the official television network of the City of New York. Full Story >

Location! Location! Location! Location Managers Share Their Love of Scouting in NYC
August 1, 2008 - In the conclusion of a two part series, the MOFTB has spoken with local location managers about their work in New York City. Full Story >

Playwrights Discuss Writing for Stage and Screen
August 1, 2008 - The Living Room for Artists Inc./Summer Play Festival (SPF) and the MOFTB presented "Stage & Screen: A Playwrights' Discussion About Writing for Film and Television" at The Public Theatre. Full Story >

Bus Shelters 'Work' Out
August 1, 2008 - Bus shelters have been working out well for local networks and distributors in July and August. Full Story >

Central Park Celebrates 100 Years of Cinema with Screenings
August 1, 2008 - The five boroughs share the spotlight at this summer's 6th Annual Central Park Film Festival as the Central Park Conservancy celebrates a hundred years of filmmaking in the Park. Full Story >

Experience Theatre in Local Parks This Summer
August 1, 2008 - Coming to a park near you - live theatre. Full Story >

Mapping Out the City with "New York Geographies"
August 1, 2008 - On Saturday, July 12, international filmmakers got a road map to filming on New York City streets with "New York Geographies." Full Story >

Local Film Showcased on Reel 13
August 1, 2008 - REEL 13, Thirteen’s Saturday night film showcase, will premiere The Cult of Sincerity, a new film by, for and about New Yorkers, on August 23 at 11:15 p.m. Full Story >

Industry Star of the Month: Sam Levy
August 1, 2008 - Native Australian turned New Yorker Sam Levy always knew he would come back to a career in theatre. Full Story >

PA of the Month: Alma Bruderman
August 1, 2008 - Growing up and working in vibrant, energetic cities like Caracas, Venezuela, and Bogota, Colombia, Alma Bruderman's big move from South America to New York City felt more like the next natural step rather than a major lifestyle change. Full Story >

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Launches NYCulture Calendar
August 1, 2008 - This summer, the Department of Cultural Affairs goes live with the new NYCulture Calendar! Full Story >

Location of the Month: Wadsworth Avenue at 175th Street, the Bronx

Mayor's Office of Film Theatre & Broadcasting
1697 Broadway Suite 602 New York, New York 10019

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