Fellowship Program Launched To Support Diversity Among Storytellers and Entrepreneurs

Aug 11, 2015

Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and NYCEDC have announced the creation of ten Made in NY Fellowships--a year-long program that will provide expanded resources and opportunities for New Yorkers to bring their media projects to the next level. The Made in NY Fellowship Program seeks to foster a diverse media industry, recognizing that different experiences, perspectives, and cultures are critical to advancements in innovation and creativity. Ten Fellowships will be available to those working on projects in documentary filmmaking, narrative filmmaking, gaming, post-production, animation, virtual reality, and media/technology.

Recipients of the Made in NY Fellowship will receive 12 months of incubator membership at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. Located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the Media Center is a co-working space and exhibition venue designed to connect the next generation of artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs through education, events, and industry resources. It was developed through a partnership between Independent Filmmaker Project, the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

As part of the program, fellows will also be mentored by industry leaders and knowledgeable Made in NY Media Center and IFP staff, participate in classes, and have the opportunity to attend a variety of networking and industry events. They will also be provided with space at the Media Center where they can cultivate their work in a collaborative environment. Individual entrepreneurs as well as both for-profit and non-profit companies will be eligible to apply, including registered businesses.