Brooklyn "Made In NY" Media Center To Open
October 15, 2012
Around Town by Neal Tepel
An Independent Filmmaker Project will develop and operate the “Made in NY” Media Center, a centralized hub for the local media industry. The “Made in NY” Media Center will provide workspace, educational programs in partnership with General Assembly and networking events for content creators and entrepreneurs.
The center will be housed in DUMBO at an 18,000-square-foot facility that will bring together professionals from the film, television, advertising, new media, gaming, marketing and branding industries for collaboration and new opportunities. It is expected to open in the spring of 2013.
“New York City’s technology and entertainment industries have never been more exciting than they are today, and our new ‘Made in NY’ Media Center will help bring developers, entrepreneurs and artists together to continue their growth,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “With an estimated 1,000 tech starts-ups, close to 200 films and 164 television and online series all ‘Made in NY’, the media center will help connect these industries and continue economic growth in Brooklyn and across the city.”
Its expected that the ‘Made in NY’ Media Center will be an incubator for great stories and a showcase for new works whether they’re told through film, digital, games or apps.