The grant recipients of the Made in NY Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund. Photo by Antoine Braxton
The grant recipients of the Made in NY Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund. Photo by Antoine Braxton

New York Announces Inaugural Round of Grants for Women-Led Projects

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Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) have announced the first round of grant recipients of the Made in NY Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund. Finishing funds in the combined amount of $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects made by creatives who identify as women. This is the first round of a $5 million, three-year program funded by MOME and administered by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

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Video: Fail Better with Scenic Designer Robert Mark Morgan

Michael Eddy

Scenic Designer Robert Mark Morgan worried a bad review would tank his career. But he pushed forward, producing imaginative sets for theaters across America and earning rave reviews in the process.Here's a video from Washington University in St. Louis, where Morgan, teaching professor of drama in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, shares how he overcame self-doubt after a devastating review: {youtube}v=09WzH21vvCc{/youtube} 

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Love Actually as lit by LD Michael Berger. Photo by Lawrence K. Ho
Love Actually as lit by LD Michael Berger. Photo by Lawrence K. Ho

LD Michael Berger Brings Live Action to Love Actually

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California based lighting designer, Michael Berger, recently took on the unusual commission of lighting a special musical stage production of the BAFTA award winning (and Golden Globe nominated) feel good movie, Love Actually, using a number of fixtures from the GLP portfolio. Here's a video trailer of this live version of Love Actually:

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