The 2014 Made in New York Awards, which are recognition awards honoring the city’s thriving entertainment industry, were held in Brooklyn Monday, Nov. 10. According to NBC New York, the event was hosted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the star-studded ceremony opened with the hosts discussing how the television and film industries are booming like never before in the Big Apple. According to their remarks, more primetime television shows are being filmed in the city than ever, and 232 film production permits have been issued so far this year. The industry makes $7 million per year for the city and gives jobs to over 100,000 New Yorkers.
This year’s awards honored comedian Louis C.K., actors Steve Buscemi, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosie Perez, as well as accomplished producer Jane Raab. According to NBC New York, all of the honorees have strong connections to the city through both their personal lives and entertainment careers. Perez and Raab are life-long residents, Harris recently finished a successful run on Broadway, Buscemi has filmed in the area for a number of years and Louis C.K. has children enrolled in the city’s public school system.
By: Jonathan Bennett