Saturday, February 5, 2011

New York Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Newsletter

February 4, 2011

Careers in Cinematography: Free Panel and Recruitment Session for Training Will Take Place on February 9 at SVA
  February 4, 2011 - On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting - part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and the International Cinematographers Guild Local 600 IATSE will present Through the Lens: Careers in Cinematography - a free panel discussion featuring Directors of Photography, Camera Operators and Assistants who work in film and television. Full Story >

MOFTB Implements New Best Practices for On-Location Shooting
February 4, 2011 - In anticipation of a busy production season and in an effort to further balance the needs of production with the interests of neighborhoods in which they work, the MOFTB met with industry representatives to refine best practices used on set. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Vendors Climb 'High' in February
February 4, 2011 - The list of businesses that have joined the "Made in NY" Discount Card Program continues to grow. Full Story >

Oscar Nominations Announced for "Made in NY" Films
 February 4, 2011 - "Made in NY" films are among the nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Television Wins at the 2011 Golden Globes
 February 4, 2011 - The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place on Sunday, January 16, included a handful of "Made in NY" TV productions among the winners. Full Story >

"Made in NY" Primetime Series Honored at the SAG Awards
February 4, 2011 - "Made in NY" television series took home a slew of Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring performances in various acting categories. Full Story >

Broadway Looks to 'Succeed' with the Start of the Spring 2011 Season
 February 4, 2011 - A plethora of new Broadway shows begin previews throughout the month of February. Full Story >

Reel Works - Films by Teen Filmmakers - Showcased at the Museum of Modern Art
  February 4, 2011 - Documentary shorts from the Reel Works Teen Filmmaking program will be showcased as part of the Watch This! Films for Tweens series presented by the Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, February 5 at 2pm. Full Story >

Doggie Moms - a New Reality Series Featuring Women Whose Lives Revolve around their Pets - Premieres on NYC Life (Channel 25)
 February 4, 2011 - NYC Media - the official network of the City of New York - is pleased to announce the premiere of "Doggie Moms," a new reality series that follows a group of New York City women whose lives revolve around their dogs. Full Story >

Film Festivals Showcase Diversity and Culture in February
 February 4, 2011 - Throughout February, local film festivals will celebrate some of the diverse cultures and people that help to make New York City unique. Full Story >

2-for-1 Tickets Available during First Ever Broadway Week
February 4, 2011 - The Broadway League and NYC & Company have introduced the first ever Broadway Week running until February 10, 2011. Full Story >

Apollo Theater Celebrates Black History Month
February 4, 2011 - The world famous Apollo Theater gives back to the community as it presents a plethora of free events in February to celebrate Black History Month. Full Story >

Industry Star of the Month: Caroline Stephenson
 February 4, 2011 - The New York City Economic Development Corporation manages various properties around the City that are available for filming, and Caroline Stephenson, the EDC's newest film liaison, is ready to help facilitate productions' location requests. Full Story >

"Made in NY" PAs Celebrate Their Achievements at 4th Annual Film Festival
February 4, 2011 - On the eve of Martin Luther King's birthday, graduates from the "Made in NY" Production Assistant Training Program celebrated their dreams of producing and directing at the program's 4th Annual Film Festival. Full Story >

Cultural Institutions Celebrate Black Heritage
February 4, 2011 - In honor of February as Black History Month, cultural organizations across the five boroughs are commemorating the contributions of Black Americans with special exhibitions and programming. Full Story >

Location of the Month: River Avenue between 149th and 150th Streets, the 

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

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