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MADE IN NY TALKS: African American Actors
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2/24/2014
When: 2/24/2014
7:00 PM
Where: The New School
63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets)
New York
United States
Presenter: The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center

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IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, african american ACTORS FROM MADE IN NY PRODUCTIONS DISCUSS THeir experience in "made in NY” TALKS: AFRICAN AMERICAN ACTors on FEBRUARY 24


Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, and The New School for Drama

 

As a part of "Made in NY” Talks, a free series of conversations focused on jobs in the local entertainment industry, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The New School for Drama will present "Made in NY: African American Actors” on Monday, February 24th at 7:00pm at the University Center at The New School. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will bring actors across film, television and theatre productions here in New York City, to discuss their experience acting, their careers, and acting in NYC.  The conversation will bring together a talented group of actors including Uzo Aduba from "Orange is the New Black”, Peter Jay Fernandez currently in ALL THE WAY on Broadway with Bryan Cranston, Tawny Cypress from "Unforgettable”, and Renée Elise Goldsberry from "The Good Wife” to discuss their acting careers and why New York continues to attract such great talent and productions.  This "Made in NY” Talk is co-presented by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and The New School for Drama and will be moderated by Adam Moore, National Director EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA.

The event is open to SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity members, students and faculty at the New School, as well as New York City residents interested in learning more about opportunities in the entertainment industry.  This event will be filmed for the SAG Foundation’s online educational archives. It will also be broadcast on NYC life (Channel 25), part of the official network of the City of New York, and be available to watch on the NYC Media Video on Demand Player at nyc.gov/vod.

"Made in NY” Talks: African American Actors
Monday February 24, 2014

7:00pm; doors open at 6:15pm
Free: Space is limited. RSVP to
events@media.nyc.gov by Wednesday Feb 19th.

The New School
The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center
63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets)
New York City


By subway: Take the 6, 1, 2, 3 or N/R to 14th street or F/M to 14th Street.  Venue is a short walk to 5th Avenue.

About The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Mayor’s Office of Media and 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.

About Screen Actors Guild Foundation
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides vital assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. Founded in 1985, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, independent from SAG-AFTRA, that relies solely on support from grants, corporate sponsorships, and individuals to maintain its free programs and create new ones. Visit www.sagfoundation.org.

About The New School for Drama
The creative home for the future of performing arts.  Agile. Engaged. Innovative. Multi-disciplinary. The New School for Drama is home to a dynamic group of young directors, writers, actors, creative technologists, and award-winning faculty. With a core belief in rigorous creativity and collaborative learning, our programs embrace civic awareness across performance disciplines to create work imbued with professionalism, imagination and social context.  For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/drama

 

 

 

 

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