Many of us storytellers, (watch my film, ok it’s just a YouTube video) anyways, have big ambitions but need a little extra guidance and opportunity to showcase our ability to be creative in this amazing hub of media and entertainment called New York City. Fortunately, the Independent Film Project’s (IFP) Made in NY Media Center, together with Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia Lopez and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), launched ten Made in NY Fellowships to develop a more diverse industry.
The Made in NY Fellowship, a year-long program, will help New Yorkers like me and you take our projects to the next level, while also strengthening New York’s media and entertainment industry with diverse groups of people of different cultures, expertise and experiences. So if you’re into filmmaking, gaming, animation, post-production or virtual reality then this fellowship program will provide you with professional resources and opportunities from experienced individuals working in the industry.
“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 Cynthia López, the first Latina to head the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment agency. “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.”
Fellowship recipients will receive 12 months of incubator membership at Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Brooklyn, mentorship from industry leaders, training from knowledgeable staffers and networking opportunities from a variety of industry events.
The deadline to apply is right around the corner, September 30, 2015. For more information visit Made in NY Media Center by IFP’s site and buena suerte.