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In the last decade, Burlesque has risen like a phoenix from the ashes, proving to be a style of entertainment that is flourishing and here to stay. From Gypsy's resurrection on Broadway to burlesque scenes on the hit television show Gossip Girl, the bump n' grind has shimmied its way back into popular culture! Leading this colorful charge is The Annual New York Burlesque Festival, now teasing its way into its 7th year. The largest burlesque event in the world, it has attracted sold-out crowds since its beginning in 2002.
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Celebrating both New York’s rich television history, and helping emerging artists, the New York Television Festival, running October 24 to the 29th at locations throughout NYC, brings together top industry pros and up-and-comers alike in a screening of new pilots and panel discussions.
“First and foremost, the NYTVF exists as a platform to showcase outstanding storytellers. Be it TV or digital, narrative or unscripted, traditional or short-form – if you have a story to share, this is the place to share it” says Terence Gray, founder of NYTVF.
Panels include discussions on virtual reality’s role in the future of television, pilot screenings, improv sessions to create the perfect pilot, and writer development workshops.
To learn more, go to: http://www.nytvf.com/
New York Television FestivalOctober 24 - 29, 2016
The Paley Center for Media (located at 25 W 52nd St, New York, NY) will be celebrating television made in NYC with their upcoming Paleyfest: Made in New York. Running October 6 - 19, and is part of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment’s 50th Anniversary campaign. Paleyfest brings together staff, actors, writers, and directors from some of today’s hit shows for panel discussions and audience Q&A’s. Show’s represented at the festival include:
Based in New York and Los Angeles, the non-profit Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley with the intent of preserving America’s history of television and radio broadcasts, and now expanding to internet videos, mobile platforms, and podcasting.
For more information, go to: www.paleyfest.org
PlayefestOctober 6 - 19, 2016
Paley Center for Media 25 West 52nd St.New York, NY 10019
Examining the growing possibilities for video games to teach, rehabilitate, and enlighten, the 13th Annual Games for Change Festival is looking towards a bright future for video gaming. Running from June 23 to 24 at the Parsons School of Design (66 5th Ave, New York, NY) the festival encompasses three subjects: Civics & Social Impact, Neurogaming & Health, and Games for Learning. Programs include initiatives to teach high schoolers to create games based around issues affecting their lives and communities, game design competitions, and a public arcade where visitors can try new games from Festival participants.
Sid Meier, creator of the long running Civilization series of simulation games, and Susana Pollack, the President of Games for Change, will be part of the keynote discussions on games for good, along with a wide range of panels that include discussion on the portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in games, games used for early learning, teaching code, and more.
To learn more, go to: http://www.gamesforchange.org/
Games for Change FestivalJune 23 - 24, 2016
Parsons School of Design66 5th AveNew York, NY 10011
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