Governor Cuomo Announces Fourth PITCHNY Event to Promote Diverse Voices in the Entertainment Industry

November 8, 2019

Industry Leaders Join Aspiring Filmmakers, Producers and Writers for Two Days of Learning and Networking at Legendary 30 Rockefeller Plaza

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the fourth installment of PITCHNY, a two-day workshop to provide aspiring young filmmakers, producers and writers from across New York State with resources and in-person mentorship from entertainment industry leaders to advance their careers. The event, hosted by the Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development and NBCUniversal in collaboration with Tribeca Film Institute, is the most recent state initiative to promote the inclusion of diverse voices across the entertainment industry.

"New York's greatest strength is our diversity, and we want to break down barriers to help ensure people from different backgrounds have a seat at the table in the film and television industry," Governor Cuomo said. "This event connects a diverse set of aspiring young content creators with the mentors, exposure and resources they need to gain access to the industry, paving the way for new talent and generations of diverse writers, directors, producers and studio executives."

Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa, who spoke at the PITCHNY event, said, "Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, New York State is setting a nation-leading example creating equal opportunity for all, and PITCHNY perfectly encapsulates those efforts. This is an exciting and inspiring event that's opening doors for diverse young filmmakers, producers and writers from across the Empire State to make their unique voices and stories heard through screenplays, scripts and the silver screen."

Read the full press release here.