November 3 Comedy Panel Receives Special “50 for 50” Designation from Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
NEW YORK, NY (October 26th, 2016) – New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) will present Made in New York: Comedy Makers panel on Thursday, November 3 from 6-7:20 PM at Carolines on Broadway (1626 Broadway), in collaboration with Caroline Hirsch and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Doors open at 5:15 PM.
The panel has been designated by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment as one of 50 events throughout the year to provide an inside look at New York's entertainment industry, in celebration of the agency’s 50th anniversary. All 50 of these events are being presented to the public free of charge.
“New York City is a hotbed for the most creative and boundary-pushing comedy being made today, and we are thrilled to support this event,” said MOME Commissioner Julie Menin. “This discussion will allow New Yorkers to hear from some of the best in the business about the unique challenges and opportunities presented by being a woman in comedy. I thank NYWIFT and Caroline’s for their partnership and commitment to creating meaningful opportunities for women in the media and entertainment industries.”
“The annual comedy panel, now in its fourth year, has become a highlight of NYWIFT’s programming season,” said NYWIFT Executive Director Terry Lawler. “It is an honor to be recognized by MOME, and we are especially proud to partner with them given their recent commitment to women in the industry.”
Panelists include Jeannie Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show), Carrie Keagan (Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan), Julie Rottenberg (Odd Mom Out) and Liz Tuccillo (How to Be Single). Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf will moderate, and Dion Flynn, best known for playing Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, will emcee.
“I’m really looking forward to this year’s New York Women in Film & Television event,” said Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of Carolines on Broadway and the New York Comedy Festival. “It has become a staple of the festival. We’ve assembled a panel of really talented women — some of the greatest comedy makers in the business — who will be discussing why comedy is so important to be made in New York and about New York.”
Tickets are available at: http://nywift.org/article.aspx?ID=6249
About New York Women in Film & Television:
New York Women in Film & Television supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality.
The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,000 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 40 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 10,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry.
NYWIFT is a nonprofit, 501c3 public charity, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. It is governed by an 18-member board of directors. The board is elected by the membership.
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About the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is comprised of two divisions. The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting encompasses film, television, radio, theatre, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to the creation of creative content. It serves as a one-stop shop for the entertainment industry. The Office promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs. The Agency also oversees NYC Media, the City’s official broadcast network and media production group, which has a reach of over 18 million people and provides programming for six local cable stations, including award-winning programs on the popular NYC Life (channel 25), as well as one radio station. For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/MOME.