In Honor of Black History Month, “Made in NY” Talks Feature Prominent African-American Actors Working in Film, TV & Theater
February 10, 2014
Presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, and The New School for Drama
As 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 24 at 7:00 p.m. at The New School’s University Center. The Talk will feature a talented group of actors from film, television and theater productions in New York City, 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 careers and acting experiences in New York City. The Talk will be moderated by Adam Moore, National Director EEO & Diversity for SAG-AFTRA.
The event is free and open to SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity members, New School students and faculty, and 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 broadcast on NYC life (Channel 25), part of the official network of the City of New York, and will be available to watch on the NYC Media Video on Demand Player at nyc.gov/vod.
“Made in NY” Talks: African-American Actors
Uzo Aduba (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)
Peter Jay Fernandez (ALL THE WAY on Broadway)
Tawny Cypress (UNFORGETTABLE)
Renée Elise Goldsberry (THE GOOD WIFE)
Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00pm; Doors open at 6:15pm
The New School
The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center
63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Streets), New York City
By subway: 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
FOR THE PUBLIC:
This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 19.
FOR THE MEDIA:
RSVP to Caroline O’Connor, Director of Communications, SAG Foundation at email@example.com or 213-400-8401 by Friday, February 21.
About The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
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
The 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 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 sagfoundation.org.
About the New School for Drama
The 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 newschool.edu/drama.