Friday, July 3, 2009

NY Mayor’s Film Office

July 1, 2009

Funds for "Made in NY" Tax Credit Reaches Allocation Limit
July 1, 2009 - As of Tuesday, June 30, 2009, New York City's "Made in NY" tax credit for qualified film and television production – the only one of its kind administered by a city in the US – has reached its full allocation of $192.5 million and funds are no longer available for new applications. Full Story

MOFTB Promotes Green Initiatives to Local Productions
July 1, 2009 - In a continuing effort to promote green practices to New York City's film industry, the MOFTB has announced the results of a recent study conducted by Cornell University researchers to determine the effects of biodiesel use in film generators. Full Story

MOFTB Creates Forms and Guidelines Page for Easy Downloading
July 1, 2009 - Now you can download all of the printed resources that Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting provides on our new Forms and Guidelines Page. Full Story

"Made in NY" Discount Card Program Hands Out More than 20,000 Cards
July 1, 2009 - The MOFTB is proud to announce that that more than 20,000 discount cards have been distributed to cast and crew of NYC productions since the "Made in NY" Discount Card Program launched in June 2005. Full Story

"Made in NY" Films Open in July

July 1, 2009 - A handful of "Made in NY" films open in the month of July.

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Summer Theatre in the City: SPF
July 1, 2009 - This summer, SPF isn't just for sun protection: it also stands for the Summer Play Festival, which kicks off the summer season with productions of original new plays and musicals by emerging writers. Full Story

New York International Latino Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Star-Studded World Premieres
July 1, 2009 - New York International Latino Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary as the premier Latino film festival in the country, unspooling in New York City from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2. Full Story

2009 Asian American International Film Festival Showcases Local Films
July 1, 2009 - The 2009 Asian American International Film Festival is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to showcasing films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. Full Story

Reelabilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival Is Now Accepting Submissions
July 1, 2009 - The 2nd Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is currently accepting submissions. Full Story

Students' Films Showcased at 16th Annual Bronx Community College Film & Video Festival
July 1, 2009 - Bronx Community College students were given the chance to showcase the efforts of months of their hard work with the premieres of their original films at the 16th Annual BCC Film and Video Festival. Full Story

Broadway Community Rings NASDAQ Stock Closing Bell in Honor of the Tonys
July 1, 2009 - On the Friday before the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, representatives from the Broadway community joined Commissioner Katherine Oliver to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ. Full Story

Costume Paradise on West 26th Street: The TDF Costume Collection
July 1, 2009 - Tucked away on the third floor of an industrial building on West 26th Street between 11th Ave and the West Side Highway is costume paradise. Full Story

Going Green Eight Shows a Week
July 1, 2009 - Broadway is going green, and two shows are leading the way in the effort. Full Story

'Pelham 123' Arrives for a Special Screening
July 1, 2009 - On the eve of the film’s release, a special screening of The Taking of Pelham 123 was held at the AMC Empire 25 on 42nd Street for the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and the Tribeca Cinema Series. Full Story

Summer Nights for Summer Films
July 1, 2009 - Summer in New York City brings with it a slew of outdoor films. Full Story

Viral Video Workshops to be Presented by Indigo Productions at NYU
July 1, 2009 - For aspiring filmmakers, actors, writers, comedians, marketing execs and TV producers seeking to jumpstart their careers and reach millions of viewers through the Internet, Indigo Productions presents viral video workshops. Full Story

Industry Star of the Month: Alvah Holmes
July 1, 2009 - Interns at the MOFTB never know where the experience can lead them. Full Story

PA of the Month: Katiana Noel
July 1, 2009 - As a "Made in NY" Production Assistant, Katiana Noel knew that being a knowledgeable, reliable and hardworking PA would help her advance into a higher crew position - she just didn’t realize how quickly it would happen. Full Story

Cultural Organizations throughout the Boroughs Offering Free Programming This Summer
July 1, 2009 - The economy may be in a crunch, but this summer, New York City's cultural organizations are making sure that New Yorkers and visitors have access to the programming that makes being here so great. Full Story

Location of the Month: Staten Island Supreme Court

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

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