Silicon Alley will soon become home to the 18,000-square-feet media center for the “Made In New York” initiative from Mayor Bloomberg’s Office. The center will have a gallery with multimedia artwork and other projects, a restaurant, educational classes, and a space for screenings. It will be open to the public as well.
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment said that the center will be a place for filmakers to come together to interact with each and grow in their craft. The thought, according to Mediashift, is that collaboration is key to success, a thought reflected also in the entertainment industry where content is being displayed across multiple platforms.
They city also hopes the Media Center that is scheduled to open in summer 2013 will help small digital firms gain traction because of the affordable office space and networking provided.