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
by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, the Screen Actors Guild
Foundation, and The New School for Drama
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.
in NY” Talks: African American Actors
February 24, 2014
7:00pm; doors open at 6:15pm
Free: Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Wednesday Feb 19th.
The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center
63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets)
New York City
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
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
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
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