Magazine article Screen International

Made in NY Media Center Launches Diversity Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

Made in NY Media Center Launches Diversity Fellowship

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Under the Made in NY Fellowship Program ten Made in NY Fellows - to be announced in October before the November 2 start date - will receive support for their work covering documentary filmmaking, narrative filmmaking, gaming, post-production, animation, virtual reality, and media-technology.

Recipients will receive 12 months of incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP where they will have space to do their work.

The programme includes mentorship from industry leaders and Made in NY media Center and IFP staffas well as the chance to participate in classes and attend networking and industry events.

"Through these Made in NY Fellowships, we will help further strengthen the City's thriving media and entertainment industry by supporting creative New Yorkers of all backgrounds to share their unique perspectives and tell their stories," said Commissioner López.

"Fellows will gain access to the resources they need to generate new ideas and elevate their innovative projects while collaborating with their peers in the creative environment that exists at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP."

"The strength of the Media Center is based on original and diverse ways of thinking," said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. …

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