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#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

#MadeinNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

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 [Full Story…]

TV Studio Space Increasingly Hard to Find in NYC

TV Studio Space Increasingly Hard to Find in NYC

Even as NYC increasingly becomes a mecca for film and television, often times the local studio bosses call shots for shows. Acclaimed HBO series Girls has had to move studios twice. Producer Illene Landress said that although it was costly for the show and inconvenient, it wasn't up to them because [Full Story…]

NY Colleges Expanding #Video and #Cinema Offerings

NY Colleges Expanding #Video and #Cinema Offerings

Video is the new writing, according to Leighton Pierce, the acting dean of Pratt’s School of Art and Design. Pratt’s Clinton Hill campus is expanding its film/video department. By fall of 2014, they will have space for 200 students in the program, up from 50. They also hope to open a new graduate [Full Story…]

New #MadeInNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

New #MadeInNY Media Center to Open in Brooklyn

Mayor Bloomberg, Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and NYC Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky announced today a new 'Made in NY' Media Center in Brooklyn. The new media center will be developed and operated by the Independent Filmmaker Project. The center [Full Story…]

Mondo Kim’s NY Video Collection Shipped to Sicily

Mondo Kim's NY Video Collection Shipped to Sicily

Video megastore, Mondo Kim's, was known around the East Village as one of the most comprehensive video and DVD collection anywhere in NY. The owner, Yongman Kim, according to the Village Voice, was known for being erratic and unique. A former employee of the store was filmmaker Alex Ross Perry, and [Full Story…]

NYTVF and Samsung Partner for TV Series Contest

NYTVF and Samsung Partner for TV Series Contest

The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) is partnering with Samsung Electronics America to create original content available to users via their interactive TVs and smartphones.  Samsung is spending about $300,000 to produce the winning idea that spawns from the NYTVF's "Second Screen Storytellers" [Full Story…]

Cuomo Expands Film & TV Tax Credits

Cuomo Expands Film & TV Tax Credits

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that expands existing tax credits meaning to attract film-post production to NY. The bill hopes to add to the more than $7 billion spent by the state on film since 2004. According to Capitol Confidential, "Under the new law, the qualified film and television post [Full Story…]

Metropolitan Opera Sets Standard for HD Broadcasts

Metropolitan Opera Sets Standard for HD Broadcasts

The Metropolitan Opera made a major move a few years ago when it decided to distribute live performances in HD to movie theaters. This allowed opera lovers to experience their favorite shows without being present at an actual Opera. According to MediaShift, since then, this has been used as a model [Full Story…]

Scenios Launches Free Cloud-Based Production Platform

Scenios Launches Free Cloud-Based Production Platform

Scenios, a NY-based startup that specializes in cloud-based system for managing film and TV productions online, is now offering a free version to users. The program allows users to share real-time production information (script, budget, schedules, call sheets, video footage, etc...) between members [Full Story…]

The Terminator Comes to Off-Off Broadway

The Terminator Comes to Off-Off Broadway

 TERMINATOR TOO, JUDGMENT PLAY is coming to NY.  This play, which is a spoof on the 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger film Terminator 2: Judgment Day by James Cameron,will include audience participation, special effects (on a much lower budget than the film), and "an action-adventure of epic proportions" [Full Story…]

NY Immigrant Communities Still Renting VHS Tapes

NY Immigrant Communities Still Renting VHS Tapes

For the older immigrant communities in NY, VHS tapes have not replaced DVDs. Store owners in Queens and Harlem hold on to these tapes in hopes of either selling the cassettes or renting them to those in the immigrant community still interested in this technology. According to The New York Times, [Full Story…]

Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Launches PSA Campaign

Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Launches PSA Campaign

"Reel Jobs. Reel Proud. Real New Yorkers." -- is what the newest PSA campaign launched by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) states.  The initiative's videos and artwork spotlighting various NYers working behind the scenes in film and TV production is being distributed in multiple [Full Story…]

NY Film & TV Industry Continues to Grow, Says Report

NY Film & TV Industry Continues to Grow, Says Report

According to a study from Boston Consulting Group, NY's 's film and TV industry is flourishing. 2011 brought in $7.1 billion from the 275,000 employees in the city's entertainment sector, making it second place in growth only to Hollywood. Despite the national trend of job loss, the entertainment [Full Story…]

NY Sen. Schumer Blames National Park Service for Kaufman Studio Delays

NY Sen. Schumer Blames National Park Service for Kaufman Studio Delays

Today during a speech at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, NY Senator Chuck Schumer said that the National Park Service is holding up efforts that would expand the lot, namely in an efforts to build an outdoor movie studio.  The proposed studio had been given initial approval by the park service, [Full Story…]

New Convergence Program at Film Society of Lincoln Center Launches Story Hack

New Convergence Program at Film Society of Lincoln Center Launches Story Hack

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, StoryCode and Kill Screen Magazine are joining forces to create Convergence--new programming and expanded opportunities for filmmakers. One of the first Convergence events, a story hackathon, held at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, starts April 28. Story [Full Story…]