On February 28, 2019, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Acting Commissioner Anne del Castillo kicked off Women's History Month with the announcement of the first round of grant recipients of the "Made in NY" Women's Film, TV, and Theatre Fund.
Funds totaling $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, television, theatre, and digital media women-led projects. This is the first round of a $5 million, three-year program funded by MOME and administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages, congratulates the grant recipients for their creativity, drive, and perseverance in making a mark in this challenging industry and celebrates the importance of Women's History Month. "At Broadway Stages, we value diversity and promote the inclusion of experiences, talents, and culture across our operations, and we support efforts to advance opportunities for women and minorities in the television and film industry and beyond," Gina said. "I applaud the efforts of Deputy Mayor Glen and MOME Acting Commissioner Anne del Castillo for their leadership in bringing attention and support to the underrepresented women in this industry. I am proud of what New York City is doing to help advance women in television, film, and theater and hope to see continued progress. Throughout the year, and especially during Women's History Month, it's important to understand the contributions of women across the globe, the value of our experiences and perspectives, and the obligation we all have to advance equality and inclusion."
A full list of projects that were funded by this grant can be found here.