The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will receive a special Appreciation Award next month at the Gotham Awards, the indie-centric film awards presented annually by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.
Commissioner Julie Menin of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen will accept the trophy at the Nov. 28 event. The ceremony will also honor actor/writer Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”) and actress Judith Light (“Transparent”) with the Made in NY awards.
“We are thrilled to receive this honor from the IFP and Gotham Awards, recognizing our Agency’s fifty-year legacy of bringing magic to New York City and the world,” said Menin. “Through the years, so many dedicated professionals have brought their creativity and drive to our streets, bringing one of the great essential characters to life: New York City. Simply put, there is no greater place to create film, theater and television.”
Established in 1991, the Gotham Awards is one of the first ceremonies of the film awards season, often providing critical early recognition to independent films and their writers, directors, producers and actors.
Nominations for the evening’s competitive awards have already been announced, with “Manchester by the Sea,” leading a pack of nominees that also includes “Moonlight” and “Patterson.”