Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Announces Spring 2021 “Made in NY” Talks Launching Tuesday, February 23

Panel discussions include “International Women’s Day: Celebrating Female Leadership” & “Call My Agent: Launch a Creative Career”

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announced the first two Spring 2021 virtual “Made in NY” Talks, which are starting next week. “Call My Agent: Launch a Creative Career” takes places Tuesday, February 23 and “International Women’s Day: Celebrating Female Leadership” is taking place on Monday, March 8. All talks are recorded and made available to view in the future on MOME’s website.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Communication, the “Made in NY” Talks series brings together industry leaders to share insight, information and news with New Yorkers looking to work in media and entertainment.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance on the Center for Communication website. All talks are free and open to the public. Previous ‘Made in NY” Talks can be viewed on MOME’s website.

Call My Agent: Launch a Creative Career
Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 pm ET on Zoom

Agents from film, television, music, journalism and publishing share how they discover top talent, take a collaborative approach to serving their clients, and what it takes to jump-start a career in this fast-paced, dynamic field.

  • Kara Baker, Manager, Avalon Management
  • Regina Brooks, Founder and President, Serendipity Literary Agency
  • Ben Schildkraut, Agent, Creative Artists Agency
  • Jaia Thomas, Sports and Entertainment Attorney; Founder, Diverse Representation
  • Moderator: Claire Atkinson, Chief Media Correspondent, Insider

Register for the “Call My Agent: Launch a Creative Career” “Made in NY” Talk here.

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Female Leadership
Monday, March 8, 6:00 pm ET on Zoom

A celebration of women’s achievements and a conversation with leading female media leaders on how they’ve overcome obstacles and advanced their careers, why female leadership is more important than ever, and advice to empower the next generation.

  • Anne del Castillo, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Yrthya Dinzey-Flores, Culture and Operations Chief, Open Society Foundation’s US Program
  • Savalle Sims, General Counsel, Discovery
  • Moderator: Raeshem Nijhon, Founder and Executive Producer, Culture.House

Register for the “International Women’s Day: Celebrating Female Leadership” “Made in NY” Talk here.

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