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Made In NY Talks Covering New Media This Fall
(released 10/12/2017)    
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Fall brings MADE IN NY TALKS presented by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. MOME will once again collaborate with The Center for Communication on five of the scheduled events and will record TALKS for broadcast on NYC Media website.
 
"Our city's creative industries have never been more vibrant – and opportunities for New Yorkers to launch careers in these fields continue to grow," said Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin. "Our upcoming season of 'Made in NY' Talks features top talent in a variety of fields discussing how they made careers out of their passions – and how to leverage all that our city's media and entertainment world has to offer. These discussions are all free and open to the public, and I encourage New Yorkers to join us and hear first-hand advice from industry veterans."

Three of the MADE IN NY TALKS will be in partnership with NY Media Center by IFP. The fall season of TALKS will also include "Breaking into VR/AR". The Bronx Virtual & Augmented Reality Academy and Development Lab at Lehman College/CUNY will host.

Here is a list of the upcoming MADE IN NY TALKS as published by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment:

Where the Jobs Are: The Brave New World of Journalism
Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication
Thursday, October 12
6:30 to 8:00 pm
The New School, 55 West 13th St., Manhattan

Established news outlets and reporters face myriad challenges and opportunities as they cover the Trump administration in these turbulent times of fake news and distrust. With the current political climate, the pursuit of truth has become even more critical for journalists. Find out what skills and knowledge America’s major newsrooms are looking for when recruiting new talent. Presented with the Center for Communication and The School of Media Studies at The New School.  Expected panelists include:
  •     Jim Rich, Executive Editor, The Huffington Post
  •     Chandler Goldberg, Recruiter, Vox Media, Inc.
  •     Al Mayers, Station Manager, Bloomberg LP
  •     Moderator: Jenni Maier, Editor-in-Chief, The Muse
Create Your Own Web Series
Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication
Thursday, October 19
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn

Some of our favorite shows from "Broad City" to "High Maintenance" to "Insecure" got their start as a web series. Hear from the creative minds behind the explosion of great series produced for the web. These innovators share how they write, produce and distribute webisodes. Discover what's next for web video and learn how you can create your own series leaders. Presented with the Center for Communication and the Kumble Theater.   Panelists include:
  •     Steven Hajar, creator, "Affordable NYC
  •     Christine Ng and Leyla Perez, co-creators, "The Better Half"
  •     Michael J. Wolf, creator "The Triplets of Kings County"
  •     Moderated by: Sam Corbin, playwright, actor, comedian, and freelance writer
How to Start Your Own News Organization
Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication
Tuesday, October 24
6:30 to 8:00 pm
NYU Steinhardt, 239 Greene St., 8th Fl., Manhattan

Want to be the next media mogul? Hear from entrepreneurs and innovators on everything you need to know about raising money, creating a compelling quality platform and putting a team together to make it all work. Presented with the Center for Communication and NYU Steinhardt.  Expected panelists include:
  •     Elizabeth Spiers, Founder, The Insurrection
  •     Rafat Ali, CEO and Founder, Skift
  •     Jenna Weiss-Berman, Co-Founder, Pineapple Street Media
  •     Moderator: J. Max Robins, Executive Director, Center for Communication
Film Financing Sources Workshop
Presented in partnership with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Wednesday, October 25
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St., Brooklyn

Industry leaders explain how to finance your film from development through production. A 60-minute conversation will be followed by small breakout sessions and a networking reception.

Panelists TBA

The Future of Publishing is Audio
Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication
Thursday, November 9
6:30 to 8:00 pm
The New School, 55 West 13th St., Manhattan

With mobile allowing audiences to consume content on demand anywhere, anytime, audio storytelling is more popular than ever. The folks at the forefront of this revolution reveal how audio is transforming the publishing industry and creating new career opportunities. Presented with the Center for Communication and The School of Media Studies at The New School.  Expected panelists include:
  •     Molly Barton, Founder, Serial Box
  •     David Blum, Editor, Audible Original Publishing
  •     Moderator: Jon Fine, Principal, Jon Fine Law & Media; former director, author & publishing relations, Amazon
Making Movies That Change Lives
Presented in partnership with Center for Communication and St. Francis College
Monday, November 13
6:30 to 8:00 pm
St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights

With great storytelling and a marketing strategy to match, documentaries and feature films can raise awareness of the most pressing issues of our time, and even initiate major change. Advocacy filmmakers share what drives them, how they get films with a call-to-action made.
  •     Erin Lee Carr, Writer/Director, HBO's Thought Crimes and Mommy Dead and Dearest
  •     Andrew Rossi, Filmmaker, Ivory Tower and Bronx Gothic
  •     Kahane Cooperman, Director/Producer, Joe's Violin; Executive Producer and Showrunner, The New Yorker Presents (invited)
  •     Moderator: Steven Rosenbaum, Senior Advisor, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips
Film Financing Packaging & Pitch Workshop
Presented in partnership with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP
Monday, November 27
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St., Brooklyn

Industry leaders will drill down on pitching and securing film financing.  A 60-minute conversation will be followed by small breakout sessions and a networking reception.

Breaking Into the VR/AR Industry
Presented in partnership with CUNY Lehman College
Tuesday, December 5
4:00 to 5:30 pm
Lehman College/CUNY, 2501 Grand Concourse, 3rd Floor, Bronx

The field of augmented and virtual reality is projected to grow from $7 billion industry today to over $100 billion over the next 5 years.  Have you ever thought about using your storytelling ability to create content in this rapidly-growing industry? Learn how from leaders in the industry and the team at the new Lehman College Virtual Reality Training Academy and Development Lab.



 
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