Thursday, July 8, 2010

NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting Newsletter

July 8, 2010

MOFTB Adopts Rule for the Processing of the Initial Application of a New Project
  July 8, 2010 - The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting has adopted an amendment to rules governing the issuance of permits issued by the agency. Effective July 11, 2010, MOFTB will charge $300 for the processing of the initial application of any new project. Full Story >

Mayor Bloomberg Presents Fifth Annual "Made in NY" Awards Honoring the City's Entertainment Industry
  July 8, 2010 - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the fifth annual "Made in NY" awards to six individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City's entertainment industry. Full Story >

Introducing the "Made in NY" Vendor Discount Mobile Application
  July 8, 2010 - The "Made in NY" Discount Card app, created by developers WFT Productions, utilizes smart phone users' GPS to find the nearest participating "Made in NY" Discount Card vendors, offering special discounts to productions shooting in the five boroughs. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Production Crafts Training Program Certifies First Cycle
  July 8, 2010 - The first cohort of the "Made in NY" Production Crafts Training Program has successfully completed its training to prepare for careers in the grip department of film and TV productions. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Programs Earn Dozens of Primetime Emmy Nominations
July 8, 2010 - The nominees have been announced for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and "Made in NY" television series and made for TV movies have been honored with an astounding eighty-four nominations.
Full Story >

Tony Awards Honor Broadway's Brightest
  July 8, 2010 - The 64th Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, brought the 2009-2010 Broadway season to a dazzling close. Full Story >

NYC Shows Shine at Daytime Emmys
  July 8, 2010 - New York City-based shows were among the winners at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Films are 'Extra' Special in July
  July 8, 2010 - Throughout July, several "Made in NY" films will make their way into theatres. Full Story >

Tune in to New and Returning "Made in NY" Series This Summer
   July 8, 2010 - This summer, three "Made in NY" series will heat up the City. Full Story >

Experience Films from around the Globe at International Film Festivals This Summer
 July 8, 2010 - A multitude of film festivals will take place in New York, showcasing both local and international filmmakers.  Full Story >

City Bus Shelters Turn Magical in July
 July 8, 2010 - The latest "Made in NY" film to hit theatres is currently showcased on bus shelters around the City. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Discount Card Program Finds the 'Crown Jewel' This Month
  July 8, 2010 - A slew of local businesses have joined the "Made in NY" Discount Card program. Full Story >

Student Filmmakers Unveil Their Work at the 17th Annual Bronx Community College Film & Video Festival
  July 8, 2010 - Bronx Community College students from the Media Technology and Film Society Clubs along with the Media Technology Program of the Communications Arts and Science Department got to see their work on the big screen at the 17th Annual BCC Film & Video Festival. Full Story >

Summer + New York City = Free Outdoor Screenings
  July 8, 2010 - Summer in New York City means spending the evenings with loved ones watching movies under the stars. Full Story >

Pearl Project Theatre Festival to Showcase Filipino American Playwrights
  July 8, 2010 - Filipino and American artists will come together at the Pearl Project Theatre Festival at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre from July 6 to July 25. Full Story >

4D Construction Map Launched by LMCCC
  July 8, 2010 - The Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center (LMCCC) has launched 4D technology on its website, which will allow users to see the future of Lower Manhattan. Full Story >

Industry Star of the Month: Frank Gribbon
  July 8, 2010 - When a production wants to add authenticity to a scene depicting the FDNY, they know to reach out to the department itself. Full Story >

PA of the Month: Paulo Marquez
  July 8, 2010 - Paulo Marquez spent most of his twenties "out on the streets," making some mistakes that nearly cost him his life. By 29 he had cleaned up and gained a strong perspective on what he wanted for his future.   Full Story >

Art and the City - Free Public Art Exhibitions on Display throughout the Five Boroughs
 July 8, 2010 - This July, free public art exhibitions abound in parks, landmarks, street plazas, and other dynamic locations across the five boroughs. Full Story >

Location of the Month: 3rd Street Bridge, Brooklyn

Mayor's Office of Film Theatre & Broadcasting
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