The first round of projects to receive a grant from "Made in NY" Women's Film, TV & Theatre Fund were announced at a celebratory event at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Finishing grants up to $50,000 were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects made by creative entrepreneurs, most who identify as women. This first round of finishing grants totaling $1.5 million is part of a $5 million, three-year program funded by the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment (MOME) and administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
The Fund is the centerpiece of a groundbreaking series of initiatives by MOME to address the underrepresentation of women in film, television, and theatre. These initiatives make New York the first city in the country to launch a multi-faceted program to help female-identified creatives in film, TV, and theatre.
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or include a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s).The next award cycles are scheduled to commence Summer/Fall of 2019 and 2020. To sign up for updates on the Fund, visit MOME's website. You can use hashtag #NYCWomensFund to participate in the conversation