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 in its second year.

Since opening one year ago, the Center has held more than 100 classes and 300 events serving 25,000 people in classrooms, the media gallery, theater, café, incubator and community member spaces. Recently it held its second and highly successful Demo Day, where select member companies presented their work incubating at the Center to a curated audience of venture capitalists, brand experts and media. The standing room only presentations were followed by the Center’s Marketplace where an additional 30 member’s showcased their companies and projects to more than 200 attendees.

“As we embark on our second year, we are excited to have these esteemed luminaries on our Advisory Board” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. “Their insights, expertise and passion for what we are doing at the intersection of story and tech will ensure the Media Center is a beacon for the next generation of media makers and entrepreneurs in New York City.”

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP Advisory Board members include:

Adrienne Becker – CEO/Killer Content
Eric J. Gertler – EVP and Managing Director for the Center for Economic Transformation/NYCEDC
Jason Hirshhorn – CEO/ReDEF Group
Laura Lee – Director/Head of North American Content Partnerships, YouTube
Jon Miller – Co-Founder/Fuel Media Capital, Advisory Board Chair
Katherine Oliver – Principal/Bloomberg Associates and Former Commissioner, NYC MOME
Noah Rosenberg – Founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Narratively
Scott Stedman – Founder/Northside Media Group
James Truman – Entrepreneur
Laura Walker – President and CEO/New York Public Radio
Spencer Wang – Founder and CEO/888 Advisory, LLC

Select IFP board members on the Media Center Committee will participate on a rotating basis:

Philipp Engelhorn – Founder/Cinereach
Dr. Craig Nevill-Manning – Engineering Director/Google
Marc Schiller – Founder and CEO/BOND Strategy and Influence
Lance Weiler – Filmmaker and Founder/WorkBook Project

Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center and Gordon Ampel, the Media Center’s Managing Director will also serve on the board.

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The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is supported by Official Technology Partner – Verizon, providing the network and technology infrastructure that power the Media Center; Supporting Partner – Hearst Corporation; and Founding Partner – Illy. Supporters at the Corporate Community Builders level include Astronauts Wanted, Indiegogo, Playmatics, Tribal Worldwide and Vector Form. The Center is a partnership between IFP and the NYCEDC and MOME.

Press contact:
Jody Arlington / Director of Communications, IFP / / 202.316.4316 mobile

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries and platforms create, collaborate, connect and incubate across a spectrum of programs, events and experiences. The Center brings together innovators in film, video, gaming, technology, and more through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation. The 20,000-square-foot facility is located on the ground floor of 30 John Street in DUMBO at the intersection of John and Jay Streets and features co-working spaces, talent incubator, 72-seat screening room, art gallery, and café, in addition to dedicated spaces for classes, conferences, meetings, and tenancy. Through a combination of membership-driven and public-access programming our Center champions the future of storytelling in the digital age through a unique focus on cross-platform and cross-discipline media innovation.