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Oct 11 2017
Barbara Matos, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, CBS Corporation participating
PitchNY is a collaboration between the Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development, NBCUni and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) to provide an opportunity for greater diversity and opportunity in the entertainment industry. Participants include graduate and undergraduate students and recent graduates. These aspiring writers and content producers from all over New York State applied for the 40 spots in this one-day session. The participants were charged with conveying how diversity impacted their lives through their stories that focus on diversity and/or contain minority characters.
Top studios and several NY-based productions are participating in the forum. The day will include panel discussions with industry professionals and creative leaders providing insight and guidance. In addition, there will be a “speed dating” style opportunity in which participants rotate tables to pitch ideas for content, ask questions, and learn about the industry.