Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin recently announced several new initiatives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, MOME will launch “Access Broadway,” a program that will provide 1,000 free tickets to low-income New Yorkers to attend family-friendly Broadway shows. MOME has partnered with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and members of the Broadway League to provide 100 tickets per month to NYCHA residents for ten Broadway shows during the coming year.
The other initiatives include the following:
50 for 50: In celebration of the 50th anniversary, MOME will present 50 free, public events throughout the year that will provide an inside look at New York’s entertainment industry.
MOME Movie Matinees: A wide-ranging partnership to provide low-income New York City families in all five boroughs with over 1,000 tickets to attend feature films free of charge in theatres during the month of August.
Broadway in the Boroughs: In an effort to bring Broadway to new audiences, MOME will stage free performances in each borough this summer.
‘50 Years of Magic’ mobile app: Free mobile app will provide up-to-date details on all of the 50th anniversary events throughout the year, as well as an interactive map featuring highlights from NYC’s expansive film and TV history.
Industry Retrospective – 50 Years of TV and Film in NYC: New report highlighting achievements of NYC’s film and TV sectors, and their contributions to the City’s economy.