NYC Media and the Asian American Film Lab to Premiere New Series on NYCLife

Beginning this week, NYC Media and the Asian American Film Lab will begin broadcast of a new television series, "Film Lab Presents," hosted by Jennifer Betit Yen, on NYC Media's flagship television station, NYCLife (Channel 25)
NYCLife (Channel 25)
NYCLife (Channel 25)
NEW YORK - March 3, 2014 - PRLog -- Beginning this week, NYC Media will broadcast a 13 episode series of fresh, bold and diverse original entertainment from The Asian American Film Lab (“Film Lab”).

NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. On March 5, 2014, at 10pm EST, the Film Lab’s new series, Film Lab Presents, will begin broadcasting on NYC life, NYC Media's flagship television station, which is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable and satellite channels.  To link to the carrier/schedule:  Outside of the New York area, the show can be viewed via Video on Demand at

Film Lab Presents will consist of a series of “Film Lab Mash Ups,” ranging from comedy to drama.  The consistent underlying theme is one of definition – what does it mean to be a minority member of a society?  The issue will be examined through positive, non-academic, easily accessible, and creative original stories.

Film Lab President and also the host of the new show, Jennifer Betit Yen, said, “The Film Lab is very grateful to NYC Media for its incredible support and the hard work it does to ensure that a wide and diverse range of stories, faces and voices too often absent from the mainstream media are both seen and heard.”

About NYC Media

Part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Media oversees several television channels, a radio station and other online assets. NYC life – Channel 25 on most systems and Channel 22 on Cablevision – explores arts and culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and history and education, and features the people and places that make our City unique. NYC life is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable and satellite channels. Visit ( to learn more.

About the Asian American Film Lab

The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) headquartered in New York City that provides free or low cost programming to promote and support ethnic and gender diversity in film and television.  Its programs and newest production arm, AAFL TV, have been featured most recently on CUNY TV (  The membership has grown to comprise professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers of color, and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television.  Film Lab’s programming includes the Industry Spotlight program, in which established industry professionals share their knowledge, expertise and advice via filmmaking workshops, screenings and more.  Other Film Lab programs include Unfinished Works, a program for aspiring writers in which selected writers have their pieces performed by Film Lab Actor Directory members in a public table read, followed by a workshop moderated by Film Lab Unfinished Works Coordinator Lorna Nowve.  The Film Lab also holds film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Shootout®, which has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career.  The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (President and Board Member, founder of AAFL TV Production Arm), Aurora Betson (Grants & Fundraising), Dan Finley (Industry Spotlight Coordinator), Daryl King (Connections/social media), and Lorna Nowve (Unfinished Works), Justin Lee (2014 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator), along with a dedicated Board, interns and event volunteers. Board members include James Kyson and Aaron Woolfolk, among others.  For more information, please visit the Film Lab’s website at and the AAFL TV Fan Page at

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