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Mayor's Office Providing Paths into the Industry

(released 10/10/2007)


On Saturday, October 27, the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, will present "Careers in Entertainment Production: Paths to Opportunity," a panel discussion at the Bronx Museum, located at the 1040 Grand Concourse, at 165th Street, Bronx, NY.

Industry insiders will participate as panelists and speak to students about breaking into and working in New York City's entertainment production industry. These panelists represent different sectors of the entertainment production industry.

Panelists include:

Frank Fleming, Costume Designer (AUGUST RUSH, THE KITE RUNNER, WEDDING DAZE)

Matiki Anoff, Makeup Department (MUSIC AND LYRICS, DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS, DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN)

Alan Lebow, Cinematographer (COMING TO AMERICA, "60 MINUTES", "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE")

Jono Oliver, First Assistant Director (THE GREAT DEBATERS, THE HONEYMOONERS, JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE)

"Our local entertainment production industry employs 100,000 New Yorkers and contributes $5 billion to our economy on an annual basis," Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting said. "As we attract new production business to the City and create new jobs through the 'Made in NY' incentive program, we are working to ensure that a diverse group of New Yorkers have access to these positions, through programs such as this panel, the City's Diversity Task Force and our Production Assistant Training Program - a series of free, full-time, month-long training programs developed with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/film."

The panel begins at 10:00 am. Doors open at 9:30 am. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP to rsvp@film.nyc.gov by Thursday, October 25th. All panelists are subject to change.



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