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Katherine Oliver Scores Gotham Awards’ Industry Tribute

Commissioner of Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment to be honored at December ceremony

The Independent Filmmaker Project has tapped Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, to receive the industry tribute at the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Oliver is largely credited with turning around the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting in the wake of 9/11, streamlining the application process for film permits and revamping the office with an eye toward customer service for the filmmakers and production companies that make up a major part of the city’s entertainment industry. Since 2009 she’s been head of the office of media and entertainment, responsible for spearheading economic initiatives, workforce development and educational programs to bolster the industry in the city.

The Gotham Awards’ annual industry tribute, one of a handful of special honors handed out every year as part of the IFP’s annual kudo ceremony, comes during Oliver’s final year in the mayor’s office, with a new mayor set to be elected in the fall and new staffing expected to follow.

Prior recipients of the Gothams’ industry tribute include Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll, former Fox exec Tom Rothman and Focus Features’ James Schamus. Two more tribute recipients, a director and a thesp, remain to be announced for the 2013 ceremony, during which winners of the evening’s seven competitive awards also will be named.

The 2013 Gothams are set for Dec. 2.

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