Weylin B. Seymour’s in Brooklyn was buzzing Nov. 10 as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Media & Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López honored some of the city’s most influential artists and entertainment industry professionals at the Made in NY Awards.
The 2014 honorees included Steve Buscemi, Louis C.K., Neil Patrick Harris, Albert Maysles (who was awarded the lifetime achievement award), Stanley Nelson, Rosie Perez, the Producers Guild of America, Jane Raab, and Huge, the Brooklyn-based digital agency.
The event began with some familiar faces, as “On the Town” (and former Backstage cover) starsClyde Alves, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Tony Yazbeck performed “New York, New York” from the iconic musical currently running on Broadway.
After remarks from the first lady of the city, Mayor de Blasio began the awards ceremony with statistics that prove New York is a giant in the industry, with 230 films and 39 primetime series shot in the Big Apple just this year. The entertainment business annually generates $7 billion for the city, and employs over 130,000 New Yorkers. Additionally, 232 permits have been issued for film production so far in 2014. Read more…