The Paley Center for Media, which has held its annual TV festival in Los Angeles for decades, today announced it’s going to throw one in New York too — but only New York-produced programs need apply. The first PaleyFest: Made In NY is set for October 2-6 at the Paley Center in Manhattan and is being thrown in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment. Confirmed panel events include the casts and creators of Orange Is The New Black, Elementary, The Americans, Small Empires With Alexis Ohanian, The Outs, and Boardwalk Empire. None of those programs were on the series featured in this year’s PaleyFest in Beverly Hills, which ran March 1-15. “New York City has truly become a TV town in recent years with more primetime episodic series filming on our streets than ever before,” Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, said in today’s announcement. “Working with the Paley Center to celebrate the Made In NY series that call New York City home is the perfect way to kick off a season of new dramas and comedies and highlight the thousands of New Yorkers who make their living working in the local film and television industry.”
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