PALEYFEST IS COMING TO NYC
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL LAUNCH OF "PALEYFEST: MADE IN NY"
After 30 Years of Tremendous Success in Los Angeles, the Paley Center Partners with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment to Celebrate the City's Thriving Media Industry in Response to Overwhelming Demand from the Paley Center's Fan Base and the Record Levels of TV Production in NYC
PaleyFest: Made in NY will feature a star-studded opening night reception, panels with the casts and creators of Orange is the New Black, Elementary, Boardwalk Empire, The Americans, Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian, The Outs, and more
New York, NY September 3, 2013 - The Paley Center for Media and the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment will present the first annual PaleyFest: Made in NY on October 2-6 at the Paley Center in New York. For thirty years, The Paley Center for Media has presented the iconic PaleyFest in Los Angeles - the premier television festival in the country. PaleyFest: Made in NY builds on this history, reputation, and dedicated community, giving an audience of avid media consumers the opportunity to connect with leading creators - and one another - and have meaningful dialogue around quality programming and content. Confirmed panel events include the casts and creators of Orange is the New Black, Elementary, The Americans, Small Empires with Alexis Ohanian, The Outs, and Boardwalk Empire. Panel conversations will be streamed live globally during each program at paleycenter.org/live. Viewers are invited to follow the conversation and submit questions on Twitter @paleycenter using the hash tag #PaleyFest.
"Bringing PaleyFest to New York City after 30 incredibly successful years in LA is a dream realized for the Paley Center and we could find no better partner than the New York City Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment to highlight the amazing breadth of media produced in the City," said Pat Mitchell, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "The Paley Center's mission to lead and curate the discussion about the importance of media will bring television fans unparalleled access to the hottest, most talked about shows on the air and foster a greater understanding of how these shows are created, cast, and delivered."
"New York City has truly become a TV town in recent years with more primetime episodic series filming on our streets than ever before," said Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment. "Working with the Paley Center to celebrate the 'Made in NY' series that call New York City home is the perfect way to kick off a season of new dramas and comedies and highlight the thousands of New Yorkers who make their living working in the local film and television industry."
Additionally, the Paley Center and the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment will present different events focused on educating the public about career opportunities in media in NYC. These events will be free and open to the public; additional details will be announced shortly.
Tickets for PaleyFest: Made in NY go on sale to Paley Center members on Wednesday, September 4th and to the general public on Friday, September 6th. Stay tuned for additional announcements about events and talent!
About The Paley Center for Media:
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit www.paleycenter.org.
About the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, facilitating and supporting film and TV production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Digital, which works to realize New York City's potential as the world's leading digital city; and NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York. The agency's mission is to streamline government communications by making information accessible, leveraging technology to aid in the transparency of government and by supporting relevant media and entertainment industries in New York City. Visit www.nyc.gov/mome to learn more.