Made in NY Media Center by IFP announced on their Facebook page and via email on Friday, July 24th that the physical space they have sustained for the past seven years is closing. The following is their statement published:
The past few months have been a difficult time for everyone and tough decisions have had to be made. The current global pandemic has significantly impacted how the Media Center can function as a financially sustainable and safe environment for our community and the general public. As a result, the Media Center will close effective August 7th.
Over the past seven years we have seen businesses grow and succeed, while providing vital programming to the creative entrepreneurial community and building long lasting relationships with our partners. While we will miss the opportunity to come together in a physical space, the future looks bright. In recent months, IFP has hosted a wide offering of virtual events, screenings and programs which has resulted in unprecedented attendance and membership growth. IFP will continue to provide programs, events and opportunities for storytellers, creatives and entrepreneurs to find collaborators, connect with and learn from industry leaders, as well as get their work seen by the media and entertainment community. We are in a strong position to serve more of our community nationwide and around the world and we hope that you will continue to engage in IFP programs and events as we grow. We thank you for your support over the years and look forward to embarking with you on the next chapter.
The community work space that was dedicated to media and tech entrepreneurs, innovators and makers is located at 30 John Street in Brooklyn. It opened on October 1, 2013 with then Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Film Commissioner Katherine Oliver, and QuestLove.