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Anne del Castillo Named New York City’s Commissioner of Media and Entertainment

The film and TV industries in New York City have a new boss: Anne del Castillo, who has been tapped by Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Del Castillo had served as general counsel and chief operating officer of MOME since 2015. She succeeds Julie Menin, who left the post in February after nearly three years to become Census Director for the city. Del Castillo had been acting commissioner since Menin’s departure.

“Media and entertainment are central to New York City’s economy and identity. Anne has the vision and experience to continue to strengthen the industry during this time of unprecedented growth and change,” said de Blasio. “Her commitment to diversifying our entertainment sector and piloting innovative programs will ensure New York continues to be the media capital of the world.”

At MOME, del Castillo will oversee all activity in the city related to location shooting, tax incentives and the city’s growing focus on diversity and inclusion programs designed to open doors for film and TV employment opportunities to a broad range of New Yorkers. MOME’s charter also extends to the music, Broadway, advertising and other media sectors active in the city. Read more at Variety.com

 Women in Media Career Summit. Undergrad and grad students from tri-state are colleges and universities.
 The New York Stock Exchange welcomes the Center for Communication as they host their Second Annual Women + Media Career Summit, along with CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) as one of their sponsors, at the NYSE. This full-day forum highlights opportunities in areas of the business where women are traditionally under-represented, and features top executives who share their career journeys and secrets to success. The day’s mix of keynotes, panels and workshops will provide NYC-area college students with the inspiration and know-how needed to pursue a dream career. To commemorate the occasion, Kate Stanley, Program Director, Center for Communication, rings the NYSE Closing Bell®.