Scenes from the City: Women in Film and Television, an engaging discussion featuring some of the talented women working in New York City’s production industry, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The event is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues, in partnership with Museum of Moving Image, and is part of “Made in NY” Talks, a free series of conversations focused on careers in the local entertainment industry.
New York City is home to a thriving community of industry professionals with 130,000 New Yorkers who work on the hundreds of films and TV shows that are produced in the five boroughs each year. Scenes from the City: Women in Film and Television explores the contributions of some of these individuals, including: Desiree Gruber, executive producer for Project Runway; Brooke Kennedy, executive producer for The Good Wife; Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, and Dee Rees, the writer and director of Pariah. The panelists will share insights into their careers and how they got to be where they are today, and discuss why they love working in New York City. The conversation will be moderated by Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. A Q&A will follow.
The panel includes women featured in Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York, a celebration of the rise of New York-shot films, particularly after the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting was formed in 1966. Available in March, this revised and expanded edition, edited by James Sanders, includes a new decade of filmmaking in NYC, a section on women filmmakers and rare, behind-the-scenes shots directly from studio archives.