Month: November 2014

Hack It Back at Demo Day

By Patricia R. Zablah

It has been 2 weeks and 5 days since Demo Day took place at the Made in NY Media Center, where we are currently incubating. I have had enough time to reflect on what happened and I want to share that with you. The experience was more than just a pitch during that day, but…

WHAT’S HOT IN DECODED FASHION SUMMIT

Vici Shaweddy, Incubator Member & Founder of Voilà, reports on her time at Decoded Fashion 2014

It was the first cold day in November in New York City. The temperature reached 35.5 degrees Fahrenheit but the wind made it even colder. When I arrived at Metropolitan West for the Decoded Fashion New York Summit, I was happy that the receptionist gave me a warm welcome and offered to keep my heavy…

Demo Day Helps Build Strong Foundation For Startup

Alyson Martin, from incubator project Cannabis Wire, talks about her experience as part of the recent Media Center Demo Day training program

I managed the earliest days of Cannabis Wire from a small English town while I visited family. A few weeks later, from Brussels while I stayed with friends. Some days, I jotted down ideas while on the train; others, from a pub while I drank a pint of Hobgoblin. It was a strange, transitional time.…

MADE IN NY MEDIA CENTER BY IFP ANNOUNCES ADVISORY BOARD

Leading Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, and Industry Executives to Provide Insight and Strategic Vision for Center’s Expansion

November 20, 2014 (Brooklyn, NY)—The Made in NY Media Center by IFP today announced its Advisory Board, composed of leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, media executives, technologists, and artists, reflecting the Center’s cross-platform and cross-industry ethos. Led by Advisory Board Chairman Jon Miller, members will provide insights and strategic vision to the Center as it expands…

Demo Day Focuses a First-Timer

By Nushin Rashidian

When I applied for Demo Day, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I’d decided sometime earlier this year to say “yes” more often to situations outside of my comfort zone that might be ultimately beneficial. Live radio interviews, packed panels, appearing in a History Channel documentary–I lost sleep but went through with them all.…

SCREEN FORWARD: Butter on the Latch

Part Bergman’s PERSONA, part early David Lynch, BUTTER ON THE LATCH is a tour-de-force of intensely visceral filmmaking intercut with moments of serene, startling poetry.

2014 | dir: Josephine Decker | 72 min Former performance artist Josephine Decker’s stunning debut feature is a deeply subjective, mysterious and erotic portrait of a frantic young woman, Sarah (Sarah Small) who leaves the city for the apparent safety of a Balkan music camp hidden deep in the California woods. Once there she reconnects…

SCREEN FORWARD: Thou Wast Mild & Lovely

Akin arrives at his new job as a farm hand to discover the erotically charged young Sarah, whose fascination with nature takes on an omi- nous bent when her father catches Akin in a lie – and forces him to reckon with it.

Erotic thriller, USA 2014 | 79 MIN | HD WRITTEN AND DIRECTED by Josephine Decker CO-WRITTEN by David Barker PRODUCED: Laura Klein, Laura Heberton, Lavallette Interests Ltd. and Russell Sheaffer PRODUCTION COMPANY: Third Room Productions SYNOPSIS Director Josephine Decker’s highly-acclaimed second feature unfolds with the lyricism and inexorable sense of tragedy of an ancient Appa-…