A Conversation on the NYC Film Industry with Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Business Forum Breakfast
Friday, June 9, 8–10 am

WHAT:
Presentation by Julie Menin, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, on the development of the New York City film industry, with an audience Q&A session to follow. Breakfast will be served.

Free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Public RSVP deadline is June 6: Email Business.Forum@qc.cuny.edu, call (718) 997-5252, or register online here.

Members of the media will be provided with complimentary parking and reserved seating.

WHERE:
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Queens, New York
Student Union, Fourth Floor Ballroom
Click here for directions to the college, and here for campus map.

Background:
Julie Menin has been commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) since 2012. In that role, she leads two agencies responsible for an economic sector important to all five boroughs: The Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting oversees the entertainment industry, which contributes almost $9 billion to the city’s economy and employs more than 130,000 New Yorkers, while NYC Media manages the city’s media assets in broadcast television, radio, and cable. Before heading MOME, Menin served for two years as commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

Menin is well known for promoting the city’s economic revitalization. As a small business owner affected by September 11, she founded and ran the non-profit Wall Street Rising, which helped local companies and organizations apply for government assistance programs that enabled more than 600 of them to stay in operation. She worked with Jane Rosenthal and Robert de Niro to start the Tribeca Film Festival and, through Wall Street Rising, initiated the Art Downtown and Music Downtown events. As chairperson of Community Board 1 for seven years, she helped build new schools, parks, and the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center. Menin has received many public service awards and has been a trustee of numerous arts and public-interest organizations. She earned her BA magna cum laude from Columbia University and her JD at Northwestern University School of Law. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and three children.

Launched in 2005, the QC Business Forum brings together the business community, local government, academia, and students to provide an opportunity for town and gown to interact. Influential leaders in a number of fields serve as keynote speakers at its breakfast and lunchtime lectures, touching on issues vital to the local business community.

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Contact:
Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services
718-997-5593
maria.matteo@qc.cuny.edu